Saturday, August 18, 2012


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.


  1. Dear Amy,

    I am blessed that I could be your classmate for the past 8 weeks. I hope that we can still keep in touch. I don't have any experience being a teacher in the US, and with you as my classmate, I have got a lot of information and a nice discussion and share. It would be very useful just now and in the future.

    I wish you good luck with your carrier and to achieve your goal.


  2. Amy,
    I agree that something as simple as maintaining communication between two people has been one of the most difficult task thus far.

  3. Amy,
    I have enjoyed sharing ideas through blogs and discussions. I wish you all the best in your new position. I will be praying for stamina, patience, and wisdom as you start out on a new journey. We will miss your input while you are away and will look forward to crossing paths again in the future.

  4. Amy,

    I have enjoyed reading your blog post during this class. I wish you well in your professional endeavors, as I have seen your light bub "come on" through both your blog and discussion post. I look fowrard to crossing paths with you in the future.