During the course of the six years Open Sesame, has explored and tested ways of working that could support future integrated working between children and family services in education, childcare and health, and the cultural sector. This report provides an excellent set of tools for other organisations doing the same.
Commissioned by Bridge Organisation, CapeUK, the report highlights many examples of innovative, excellent and effective practice by Early Years providers and arts organisations and practitioners across the region.
As part of a broader piece of research on Early Years, arts, culture and creativity in London, Bridge Organisation, A New Direction, commissioned the creative teaching and training network Earlyarts to produce a summary of high-quality resources available to support the cultural education workforce with advocating for the importance of their work with early years.
A project aimed at exploring how dance could be introduced to under 3’s through multi-sensory and movement activities.
ArtPlay is a unique arts provider for children in Australia providing a permanent home for children’s art and play, and making an important non-school contribution to the artistic, creative and cultural development of the City of Melbourne as a child-friendly city. This report is the result of research into the impact it had on children and families who attended.
In 2013, Artswork and Earlyarts helped professionals across the arts, cultural and early years sectors to create small scale, local action-based partnerships or networks that could develop creative thinking and best practice. This is their evaluation, complete wiht case studies of practice.
A research study undertaken by Emma Hutchinson to explore what a music educator's toolkit might comprise of when teaching disabled children.
BEAG is a Practice-based Research project involving three artists working as an integrated creative team with children and childcare workers in twelve early childhood settings in Cork City and County. This report documents the progress and achievements of artists early years training.
The report highlights the excellent musical progress, improved academic achievement in English and Maths, improved school attendance, and increased confidence, aspirations, teamwork, cooperation, resilience and enjoyment of the children involved in the In Harmony programme.
Anna Ryder was commissioned by Sound Children to record footage, take photos and do sound recordings of children exploring Sound Children’s new instruments. The aim was to test the instruments and really notice how children explored the instruments together, how they communicated and what kinds of things they did. The results were very interesting...
Commissioned by Arts Council England, and written by Ruth Churchill Dower, this report highlights research carried out into the impacts of three international models of creative practice in early years settings.
The Little Acorns project, in celebration of the city of Liverpool's 800th birthday, engaged 124 private and voluntary nurseries, 321 childminders within their networks and the nine established children's centres. The project saw artists develop inclusive practice hand-in-hand with the early years settings staff, children and families.
Starcatchers is an innovative project which works in partnership with artists, arts venues, child-care settings and families to experiment artistically with audiences of very young children, to encourage their participation and to develop exciting, inspiring performing arts experiences for children, aged 0-4.
This report by Áine McKenna from Kids' Own explores the impacts of the Being and Belonging project in celebrating creativity, diversity, inclusion and family learning, and in building a north-south interagency framework that could support a culture of mutual respect and understanding, both within the family homes and within the wider community.
This report features a number of examples showing what's possible when Sure Start Children's Centres across the West Midlands developed a strong arts-based focus for their childcare activities.
Earlyarts contributed to Youth Music’s Spotlighting programme by filming and evaluating its professional development events for early years, arts and creative practitioners. This is the resulting evaluation report and videos.
Reports on Take Art's research projects: Little Big Bang (on developing a new role and a new conception for the arts in early years); Sticky Fingers and Toes (an exciting collaboration between Somerset Arts Promoters and Somerset's early years professionals); and Zest (an action research project on the relationship between creativity and materials).
A pilot evaluation of a specialised multidisciplinary arts project for children with autism and Asperger syndrome: The Turtle Opera Project by Jennifer Alcock and Patricia Howlin, St George's Hospital Medical School, October 2003.
The Chamber Tots programme takes place in nurseries, children's centres and reception classes to inspire an enthusiasm for music in children aged 2–5 years. Chamber Tots encourages children to develop musical skills and associated social and academic skills, building a strong foundation for their future musical development.