About Us

The International Association of Art in Early Childhood connects those around the world who have an interest in the visual arts for young children. The IAAEC aims to:
  • provide a forum for an exchange of ideas about young children and the visual arts,
  • encourage and support the visual arts in early childhood,
  • connect researchers in the field,
  • support a biennial international conference of art in early childhood.

History:

The first Art in Early Childhood Conference was held in London in 2005. From the interest shown in the field of early childhood art research it was recognized that this professional cluster needed its own professional organization and journal. The International Association of Art in Early Childhood was formed in 2007 and the International Art in Early Childhood Research Journal was set up in 2009. Conferences are held biennially.