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Making International Connections – Up Date



This site is a great resource to for connecting to a variety of people and topics from around the world. The Connection Center offers three ways to stay up to date on current global issues, Join the Conversation, Explore Global Perspectives, and Engage in Focused Work.

Join the Conversation provides a continuous conversation between early childhood professional from around the world on topics of interest. At this time the discussion is around what individuals want in the 2017 World Forum Event, Another conversation group is reflecting of childhood experiences, and the final conversation is on individuals passions about early care and education.

Explore Global Perspectives provides information about global topic from Bonnie’s Café where she interviews global leaders on a variety of topics affecting early childhood education. At the Café Bonnie has provided a video of a discussion she had with the national representative from Ghana about being a new member of the World Forum. There are also many other past interviews and conversation to explore.

Engage in Focused Work provides resources and information on global early childhood topics. The current topics are Children’s Homes, Children’s Rights, Curriculum, and Design. At this time the topic of curriculum discusses the work that began at the 2011 and 2014 World Forum Events. Universal principle of early childhood curriculum were discussed; relationships, environment, play as children’s work, respect, content, children’s role in the curriculum, outcomes, inter-relatedness of development, early childhood assessment, families and teachers as partners, and professional development. These universal topics are considered a beginning place for adaptations to conditions in diverse cultures, regions and countries of the world.



The National Institute for early Education Research web site provides access to Research, state wide preschool information, a blog, and recent projects. The newsletter is accessible through http://preschoolmatters.org . The current topic is Creating Conditions for Increased Attendance. The article discusses increasing attendance by increasing family engagement in the schools.




Author: cstravato

I am a wife of 14 years and have two boys, one is 10 and an the other is 8. They are busy and keep us hopping. I have been a pre-school teacher for 9 years with a break in the middle to teach kindergarten in FL for three years, and I had the luxury of staying home with my two boys for a few years. I enjoy teaching pre-school age children it gives me great pride to help set a generation up to succeed in their school careers and life. I am currently going back to school to complete my masters degree in early childhood education at Walden University.

4 thoughts on “Making International Connections – Up Date

  1. Christina,
    The World Forum Foundation sounds like an excellent resource. How exciting to be able to connect with other involved in early childhood around the world! The “Engaged in Focused Work” part of the the site sounds interesting as well. The “Play as Children’s Work” really catches my attention. I am excited to learn more from you about this site in the coming weeks! Jennifer


  2. Christina,
    Thank you for sharing about the World Forum Foundation. It excites me to think that early childhood is a passion all around the world, not just in the US. It is wonderful that a hot topic is curriculum. Curriculum is so important for early childhood. I find it interesting that an international curriculum was discussed. I believe this is a subject we all have opinions on, one way or another. Thank you for sharing with us!

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    • Great Post!! Its good when we can all relate to the same experiences. Thanks for sharing about the World Forum Foundation. it encourages me continue working hard in the early childhood field as i gear to implement the HighScope curriculum to another level.


  3. Thank you for your post. I also resourced this site. I found this site so informative and found a lot of articles. I recommended looks into the play articles they are very interesting, Again thank you for sharing you blog!


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