Art in Early Childhood

Connect with others around the globe who are passionate about visual arts in early childhood. Be informed and inspired by international research, art projects and publications. Come and join our noisy, creative, inclusive and collaborative family at the Art in Early Childhood occasional symposiums and biennial conferences. Share your work and be empowered to centralise the arts for young children.


The International Art in Early Childhood Research Journal is an international, peer reviewed, Internet journal with a particular focus on the visual arts and young children. It aims to disseminate quality, contemporary, scholarly research and ideas in the area of art in early childhood. It’s articles will challenge readers to question assumptions they might have about the role of the visual arts for young children.

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Our amazing ‘Elephant in the Room’ eBooks are a product of the extremely successful virtual symposium convened in February 2021. In response to many requests for ongoing access to the wonderful symposium content we decided to turn the strands of the symposium into five eBooks; Theory, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Artists, Culture and Research.

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ecARTnz is an e-magazine of professional practice that show-cases examples of excellent visual art education for infants, toddlers and young children. Articles are written by early childhood teachers and students working in early childhood centres, academics and researchers. The magazine provides information about relevant conferences for teachers. Books, websites and literature on visual art education for early childhood are reviewed.

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The International Association for Art in Early Childhood supports biennial conferences that focus on the visual arts in early childhood. Parties interested in hosting a conference put forward a proposal to the membership meeting at the current conference. The members vote for the best proposal. Members support conferences through sharing expertise, encouraging new participants and by attending. However, each conference needs to be self-funded by the host. Our experience so far is that most conferences have worked on a cost recovery basis.

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For more information about the International Association of Art in Early Childhood and our teaching resources, please contact us.