Imagine A Garden…

A garden for children ages 6 weeks through Kindergarten A garden that nurtures through nature, the mind, body, and Spirit of children and their families A garden in which children and families engage in transformational learning by connecting to our natural world A garden that enriches the mind, nourishes the body, and cultivates the Spirit … Continue reading Imagine A Garden…

Global Citizenship Education: GCE and Developmentally Appropriate Practice

The Global Education First Initiative summarizes Global Citizenship Education (GCED) in its introduction to Priority #3, Foster Global Citizenship. Five points can specifically be addressed by the Early Childhood Education (ECE) field and its larger community of stakeholders: 1) “Education must be transformative and bring shared values to life” 2) “[education] must cultivate an active … Continue reading Global Citizenship Education: GCE and Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Global Citizenship Education: In Early Childhood Education, What Does That Mean?

This initial post parallels the vision of Global Citizenship Education (GCED) and the core values and beliefs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Much of the discussions and research around GCED include how to incorporate GCED into educational curriculum. By paralleling the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) … Continue reading Global Citizenship Education: In Early Childhood Education, What Does That Mean?