Welcome to TACTYC

TACTYC was founded in 1978 by a group of early years teacher trainers who recognised how isolated they were feeling in their work and how supportive and developmental it could be to come together with others in a similar position on a regular basis. Today, TACTYC has broadened its base to welcome people from a wide range of early years backgrounds; early years researchers, education consultants and professionals working with children and families in day-care, education, health, play work and social service contexts. TACTYC also warmly welcomes students from across these areas.

  • check out the international Journal
  • read other practitioners reflections
  • look out for conferences
  • join in our advocacy and lobbying
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Latest news

FIRST INTERIM REPORT on our Project about Two-year-olds in England:

We now have our first Interim Report from the Plymouth team.  It makes fascinating reading and we can’t wait for the next phase to be completed so that we can read all about it.


We are proposing an increase in membership fees for the reasons you can find here.


We urgently need to update our e-mail list for members – please see Latest News page for our heartfelt plea!


Find it here.


‘Quality for babies and toddlers in early years settings’ by Professor Carmen Dalli, is now available by clicking the link to our Occasional Papers.


The Call for Papers is now available on our Conference page. Why not apply soon?

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