Take Art welcomes an exciting new project for Somerset, named InspirED, with our partners Somerset Art Works, Somerset Film, Reveal and SPAEDA. Take Art leads on Early Years and aims to create enriching opportunities for practitioners and the highest quality experiences for the under fives and their families. More information here.
Following our recent national consultation, focused on understanding the needs of creative early years professionals and practitioners in light of the changing climate. Earlyarts outlines in this article in Guardian Culture Professional the importance of supporting professional passion for early years creativity to making a bigger difference in early years creative practice.
The right to play and the need for artistic expression is as essential for a child as the air they breathe, but how do we find quality in creative early years practice and ensure it is endemic in our settings? Find out in our article this month in the Early Years Educator.
Exploring how children under five with hearing loss can access, enjoy and benefit from musical engagement is the focus for the Music to Young Ears Conference which will take place on Wednesday 8 May, 10am to 4pm at the National Centre for Early Music in York.
Polka Theatre's producer of Early Years, Jo Belloli heralds Earlyarts as the catalysts that helped to connect Polka with Spitalfields and the Royal London Hospital.
The Federation of Music Services (FMS) and the National Association of Music Educators (NAME) have today announced that they have created The UK Association for Music Education – Music Mark, a single organisation to promote a joined-up approach across all sectors of music education. The organisation will officially be launched on 19th March 2013.
In this post the Cultural Learning Alliance tell you exactly what they think this means for the arts and culture, what's great, what they're concerned about, what we don't yet know, and what we can all do next.
Come along to this inspiring seminar on Wednesday 13th February 2013, 5-8pm at the University of Roehampton. The focus of this timely seminar is on changes to childcare in the light of current proposals by Elizabeth Truss, Minister for Children, and the publication of the government report, More great childcare.
An announcement last week by Education Secretary, Michael Gove outlined the creation of a new agency to focus on promoting high quality teaching and leadership. The new agency will be formed from the merger of the National College for School Leadership and the Teaching Agency.
This Inquiry into Family Learning, carried out under the umbrella of the NIACE Centre for the Learning Family, will take a fresh look at family learning in England and Wales; gathering new evidence, generating new thinking and influencing public policy.
Earlyarts, in partnership with Moonbeams3, is proud to announce its biggest ever International UnConference on 6th-7th November 2012 at the MAC Birmingham, bringing together a wide array of early years creative and cultural leaders to share ideas and reaffirm their passion for creative early years practice.
The Unicorn is the home of theatre for young audiences aged 0-21. Over the autumn and spring terms we have SEVEN new shows for children under 5 years old. More information here. Book early – save money: If you book two or more shows before the end of September you'll get 25% off ticket prices and a FREE place on our Early Years Drama CPD day for teachers on Monday, 19 November.
If you're curious about creativity and how we can stimulate children's natural exploratory drive to increase their engagement in learning, dont miss Earlyarts Training Day at firstsite gallery in Colchester on Friday 15th June: Developing a playful curiosity in the visual arts. Booking:http://bit.ly/LfA10u
Lonstanding Earlyarts members, the Manchester Early Years Partnership (MYEP) consisting of the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester City Galleries and Manchester Museum, have been shortlisted for the Clore Award for Museum Learning in recognition of their excellent early years cultural programme.
The Department for Education has published a discussion paper on enabling parents and the wider community to have their say on the way Sure Start Children's Centres are run.
The National Children’s Bureau (NCB) is seeking to appoint a new Chair with a passion for children and young people’s issues, a commitment to respect and champion their views and demonstrable experience at a senior level in a complex organisation.
The winner of the 2012 Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award is Haslemere Museum, Surrey – now officially the most family friendly museum in Britain.
Kids in Museums Patron, Mariella Frostrup says, ‘This Award is important because it gives a real voice to families and children – letting them say what works in a museum for them. They chose Haslemere not because of an outstanding collection – even though there’s a lovely stuffed bear, a giant spider crab and even an Egyptian Mummy – but because of the welcome they received... It’s a gem.’
Arts Award is launching two new award schemes aimed at anyone aged 7-25.
Recently, I've been travelling with my family in Bali, a magical island paradise that boasts a rich culture, with countless ritual practices drawing from both Hindu & local Indigenous beliefs. I visited a local Kindergarten in East Bali near Candi Dasa.
We can only nurture young children's creative potential by developing our own, says Ruth Churchill Dower, as Earlyarts releases its national strategy.
For 2012, DNA puppety & visual theatre have developed a new interactive theatre play session as part of the Imaginary Leaps research & development programme. ‘Clouds’ is based on open play with everyday objects and materials, starting with the element of air and encouraging young children to look at nature. Special rate for Earlyarts members!
Earlyarts launched its National Strategy for effective Practice on Monday with Baroness Estelle Morris. The National Strategy details six pillars of what its members have termed as the most effective elements required to do their jobs well. The National Strategy can be downloaded here.
ICAN is leading a partnership to deliver the new Early Language Development Programme, which is funded by Department for Education. The Early Language Development Programme (ELDP) aims to boost the language skills of all children aged 0-5, particularly those at risk of language delay.
We are putting Early Years Artists on the Map.
All the Artists shown on our map subscribe to Earlyarts principles and purpose and are actively involved in early years with a collaborative and enquiry based approach to their work. They are all committed to a recognised Code of Ethics and Good Practice within their field.
Conference, 15 October 2011, Cork College of Commerce.