I found this to be a challenging blog assignment. I unfortunately do not have any family or friends outside the US to contact for a resource in the early childhood field. I tried to get support through the provided resources http://www.naeyc.org/resources/partnership/globalalliance but only received a access denied message. I did review the links from the https://oldweb.naeyc.org/globalalliance site I attempted to contact three different people, but as of yet have not received any responses.
Do to this inability to connect to early childhood professionals directly, I choose to use the alternate assignment. However, when I tried the two links provided in our resources http://www.globalfundforchildren.org/ and http://www.worldforumfoundation.org/wf/radio.php I received an Internal Server Error message
I was able to connect to http://connect.worldforumfoundation.org and join to view current news and explore a discussion forum. The site hosts a connection center with three areas; Join the Conversation – worldwide discussion on subjects relevant to the global early childhood field, Explore Global Perspectives – Bonnie’s Global Café – hear discussions on early childhood topics from global leaders, and Engage in Focused Work – explore information compiled by working groups on different topics.
I will be immersing my self in National Institute for Early Education research http://nieer.org. I feel this organization will provide a great resource for the latest research in early childhood education on a broad range of topics and issues. I have added there blog to my follow list if anyone is interested in following as well. I look forward to following the blogs, reading the research and monthly newsletters, and following their latest projects.