I have enjoyed working with each of you over these past weeks. While things did not always go as we had hoped in regards to the connections we were able to make internationally, we have been able to connect and support each other through our blogs and discussions. I am taking a break this fall from classes, but will still check in on you all once in a while. I will also continue to post to my blog (although, maybe not weekly!)
So what have I learned these past weeks in regards to the international early childhood field?
· Things do not always go as planned.
· Everyone’s time schedules for responses are different.
· Many of the issues we face in the US are also global issues with different cultures and contexts (poverty, diversity, etc).
· There is a common understanding of the importance of early childhood education and care.