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We think that young children have the right to musical experiences which

Aims to foster collaboration between educators and researchers in Music Education practice with young children, that is mutually supportive between researchers and practitioners

Aims to promote and articulate high quality inclusive practice and musicianship in practice

Aims to pursue inquiry into early childhood music  education through research and critical reflection on practice

Aims to conduct music education and research that recognises the cultural and social diversity of early childhood and childrearing practices in families in the UK

MERYC-UK is unusual in that it is completely independent and run by its members for its members. There is no subscription fee and no obligation to members other than attending MERYC conferences. Every two years MERYC-EU holds a four-day conference. To become a a MERYC member you must attend a four-day conference to demonstrate your commitment and investment in the cause of early childhood music.