Early Years

Supporting best practice in creative early years provision

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About the research

Festival Bridge is working with AYCORN East to research and develop best practice within creative early years provision in our region.

AYCORN East is network of specialists in EY arts. Both Festival Bridge and AYCORN East believe that early years is an integral part of a young person’s arts and cultural journey, and is often seen as the most important time in a child’s development. We commissioned AYCORN East to work with researcher Dr Jessica Pitt to conduct a mapping study to outline the current early years and arts and cultural landscape and provision, and provide a spotlight for early years practice.

Download the Early Years Arts Activity Mapping Project report

Download the Early Years Arts Key Principles resource

Cover illustration by Rachel McGivern.


Early Years Arts Activity Mapping Project

Research by AYCORN East

Creative Early Years Provision Resource

Illustration by Rachel McGivern

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