Early Childhood Consequences about International Early Childhood Field
- Technology brings us ways of connecting with the world around us in so many ways. We live in a world that is increasingly interconnected together.
- Making others around us connected to a community full of resources. Developing an awareness of the many resources is essential for all early childhood educators.
- Connecting with other early childhood field professionals to promote growth and learning.
My goals are to continue to grow and learn, promote the importance of teachers being educated and working with other teachers to continue to find new and fun ways to teach. I want to stay positive and motivated to work toward critical issues in Early Childhood Education and find ways to help find resources to help all around me.
This week, I researched and learned about International Early Childhood Education. I have learned three new insights. 1)The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural organization (UNESCO) promotes building knowledge between all societies. In regards to access to knowledge, respect for cultural and diversity as well as quality education for all. 2) UNESCO works to assist countries to invest in science and develop national policies. 3) UNESCO is responsible for assisting and coordinating international cooperation in education, science, communication and culture.
These three new insights I learned relate to my professional goals in the way of allowing my classroom students to succeed by working together, learning from each other and incorporating science within the classroom.
A few short years ago… I was told I would never have children. I was told many things and to sum it all up it came down to… unexplained infertility and male factor. Well my story gets even harder, so sad and weird. Not only did I have several losses but I went through many years of not understanding God’s plan for my life. I knew he was always walking right beside me but I questioned his intentions and purpose. In 2014, God worked everything out so we could do IVF. I went through several months of prepping and planning for my miracle to finally happen! Well, it wasn’t ever that easy or simple. I got a big fat negative after the IVF. Imagine knowing that God gave you this incredible desire to be a mother and you all of a sudden weren’t able to even see that mountain being climbed. Imagine feeling lost and let go from the God who created you. Well, God put me through this to make me stronger because he knew I would need strength to be a mom and endurance.
Just two short months after I felt my prayer would never be a reality, I found out I was pregnant. Yes, naturally. I could talk so much about my birth stories because I have two beautiful girls but not without some pain and obstacles. Which brings me here today. My husband and I are getting a divorce. You see, things have never be quite right. However, that is a whole different blog which maybe one day I will start as I continue the healing journey that I am on in my life as God restores me and makes me 100% sold out to him in every way.
Soooo… leading up to today… James and I talked several months ago about giving our embryo’s up for adoption. James mentioned just disposing but I had much concern for these 2 frozen embryos that we have left are actually created by God. How incredible that they are just frozen in time. We found an amazing couple and I could not be more thrilled. They will have there transfer soon and my girls could have siblings out there. The question is do I want more children? I do… I always wanted lots but in my current situation with my relationship with my husband, my plate is full. The yearly storage fees are heavy and my heart longs for those babies to have a chance at a beautiful life. I have great love for those frozen babies. Now that sounds weird but can you imagine loving embryos because they are my biological babies. I love them so much that I am giving them a chance. I love my girls and I want them to know what I went through to be able to become a mother and these embryos are part of that journey. I could never imagine disposing of human life. I have so much to write about and this is just the start of this incredible, hard, but beautiful journey.,
A really popular topic in Education today is Immigration Challenges. Today, it is important to encourage immigrant families to enroll young children in high quality Pre-K programs. Expanding Preschool Access for Children of immigrants is essential to help children of immigrants to ensure school readiness as well as success later in life. Sadly, children of immigrants are still lagging behind there peers that were born in the United States. It is essential that barriers are reduced and resources are available to help all students succeed in Early Childhood Education. All students deserve a high quality preschool program that allows for growth and school readiness. Parent knowledge of resources available is essential for early childhood children to become apart of a high quality preschool program.
A great website with some ways that educators can reduce barriers for Immigration Challenges in the Early Childhood Classroom…
Another really intersting insight discussed in NIEER’s weekly newsletter this week was related to physical activity within the schedule of the Early Childhood Classroom. Physical activity indoor and outdoor is very important for young children and researchers are trying to encourage all Early Childhood Education programs to allow for physical activity.
Learning about Early Childhood is an ongoing process as an educator. This week, I explored Early Childhood Around The Globe..
This week I learned:
*Over 2 million children fail to reach their full development by the age of 5.
*Canada has a great initiative called the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative that focuses on using scientific development of Childhood Development and uses it to inform public policy.
*Canada has a great partnership that is led by Grand Challenges of Canada and it is called Saving the Brains. It focuses to improve the outcomes of children in poverty and protect early brain development.
All over the world, Early Childhood Development is being recognized and is being important to society as we begin to understand how quickly the brain develops at a young age.
The National Institute for Early Childhood Research has been such an outstanding newsletter. I enjoy reading the weekly insights and learning new information. This past week, I learned about the impact of multi-year quality education can promote long-term educational success for birth through third grade students. Essentially, students in good quality education programs tend to have a better chance of pursuing education after high school and have better health overall.
During my readings this week, I realized that more studies and research need to be completed on why early childhood education is so essential to a child’s success later in life. I believe we need more programs to educate parents of the important aspects of Early Childhood Education and why it is so vital for every child to have a good quality Early Childhood Program.
This article really added value on how economists value Early Childhood Education. Early Childhood is about helping children succeed while they are young but later how they learned as a child will determine if they possibly go to college or teach their own children the importance of good education.
UNICEF Information Learned
During this past week I had the opportunity to research UNICEF. UNICEF is an outstanding organization that helps children in all countries who are at risk for poverty or at the poverty level. UNICEF encourages governments and all people to make a commitment to help children born into poverty. Poverty is not only an issue for one child but it is most likely continued to be passed toward future generations. UNICEF has several initiatives ongoing to help measure the different levels of poverty, ways to access poverty levels and measurement different levels of poverty. Studies done by UNICEF have given rise to much data that provides information about areas that need help. UNICEF is always looking to understand how and where children are experiencing poverty levels.
Some new insights I learned about poverty include the fact that poverty is not just very low incomes but also includes some middle class incomes. This is very interesting to me. The cost of living is so high that parents are having to work several jobs to keep things if they can. Children are not always born into poverty but even a job loss can cause a family to lose so much.