I began this project by searching for professional early childhood organizations that I could contact. I contacted The Early Childhood Association of Australia (http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/) and the British Association for Early Childhood Education (http://www.early-education.org.uk/), by finding the organizations main contact information and sending an email. I informed them of who I was and why I was contacting. I have not yet heard from either of them but I look forward to establishing contact with two colleagues that I can talk to and learn from. I chose these two organizations because Australia is a place that has always interested me and I am curious how similar and different their early childhood system is run, and because my family is from England and although I am sure it is very different now, my grandfather grew up there and I am curious as to how their system differs from ours. When I noticed that the newsletter for the British Association for Early Childhood Education was listed in our class resource for this part of our assignment, I immediately decided to study this website. I chose this site because as I previously said, my family is from England and I am very interested to learn about the field of Early Childhood Education there.
My contact attempts have yet to show success so I have no helpful hints as of yet but I am curious how successful my colleagues were with forming a partnership with a colleague from another country. Could someone please share their experiences with me?