One of the consequences of learning about early childhood in Great Britain is that I learned about issues that we experience similar to the early childhood programs there. This gave me the chance to read about how they handled such issues compared to what we do here in each individual state. I learned a lot about the issues and trends affecting us as well as other countries.
Another consequence of learning about Early Childhood in Great Britain was that I was able to read about many of the organizations they have that support the Early Childhood Field. These could be used in a similar fashion here in the United States and could very easily, through the website, be shared with the appropriate people here.
I learned that teaching has its challenges no matter where you teach. No matter what country, state, county, we experience similar things. It helped me to read that other countries were having similar experiences and that it wasn’t only us. Not that I wish challenges on anyone else but it was comforting to know that it’s happening to others too. It isn’t just me.
My goal for the field of Early Childhood education is to continue to reach out and educate people on the importance of early childhood education. People need to know and understand that what we do is important and deserves to be acknowledged as a professional occupation.