Children's creativityEarly Childhood Creativity aims to stimulate creative thinking and activity in early years children and their parents, and to support artists and educationalists to develop specific and creative ways of working with children in their early years.

At the heart of Early Childhood Creativity lies a creative cross pollination of artists, educationalists, researchers; both creative  and academic, and those experienced with play therapy and child psychology, to create an environment of shared knowledge and experience, dedicated to the creative development of very young children, their guardians and their educators.

Early Childhood Creativity is based in Temple Bar, Dublin but carries out creative, developmental and educational projects throughout Ireland and mainland Europe. 


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Creative Summer Course for Early Childhood Educators

There are a few places remaining on the July and August CPD summer courses Introduction to Visual Arts on a Budget in ReCreate. This course is a dynamic, hands on, practical course which aims to instil confidence and understanding of the visual arts in the learner while working on a budget. This course will unfold the contemporary and traditional arts pertaining to Aistear and the Primary school curriculum, including drawing, painting, printing, fabric/ fibre, clay and construction and the role of the environment in supporting play and creativity in the classroom. The aim of this course is to rediscover the possibilities of creative teaching using everyday materials to enhance creativity, foster invention and curiosity while increasing each participant’s capacity for teaching.Creative arts for early years educators course

This course will take place from 7th-11th July 2014 in ReCreate, Dublin’s new creative reuse project. ReCreate has exceptional materials from quality suppliers such as Avoca, Bewleys, Smurfit Kappa among others and these materials, which would otherwise be destined for landfill will be used throughout the course to support the learner to move beyond materials bought in a shop and to show the potential of discarded and every day materials when designing arts and crafts sessions in a school environment.

Who is this course for? This course is ideal for educators working in an early years classroom environment who have limited budgets and arts experience. It aims to give the participant an insight into creating quality work and impactful educational experiences with limited financial outlay.

Venue:  ReCreate, Ballymount, Dublin 12

Dates:   July Course: An Introduction to the Visual Arts on a Budget:

             July 7th - 11th

             August Course: Understanding the Visual Arts on a Budget: 

             August 18th – 22nd

Fee:        €95 for each course.

Times:   This a five day course with attendance on all days required to receive a certificate. Daily course times are 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm, Monday to Friday. These courses can redeemed as Extra Personal Vacation days.

For a registration form please contact Gillian or Kevin in ReCreate on 01-4568798 or email at


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