Early Years Arts Education Research
Fingal County Council’s Arts Office (FCC) and Fingal County Childcare Committee (FCCC) are delivering an early year’s Music and Visual Arts project in two community crèches in Fingal, Ros Eo Community Childcare from north county Dublin and Little Learners from Dublin 15. The programme will commence in early September and run until mid-December 2013. The project organisers will engage a researcher to study the programme in detail and write a concise summary report which will inform future development of early years arts programmes in both organisations. In addition, the researcher will write an article on a specific theme (e.g. evidence of early literacy & numeracy, community of exchange), suited to journal publication and peer review. The researcher will be supported by both organisations to visit the arts sessions, observe and document the activities and responses of the children, early year’s practitioners, artists and parents. This reserach will be made available to those working in the Early Years Sector.