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About Us

World Forum Mission

The mission of the World Forum Foundation is to promote an on-going global exchange of ideas on the delivery of quality services for young children in diverse settings. The World Forum Foundation (WFF) is committed to improving the life chances of all children throughout the world by connecting, informing and inspiring the adults who support their growth and development. 

World Forum Core Values

These words express the core values of the World Forum Foundation.  All who care about the well-being of the world’s children are invited to participate. Leadership is collaborative, globally diverse, provided by a multitude of diverse volunteers and a small, dedicated staff.

World Forum Events

The World Forum Foundation hosts three types of in-person gatherings.

World Forum on Early Care and Education

Early childhood professionals and advocates from more than 80 countries meet to share inspiration and information on issues impacting children and families worldwide.

Working Forums

Each Forum, hosted by a Working Group, focuses on one specific issue relevant to early childhood professionals.

Global Leaders Meetings

Early childhood advocates and practitioners chosen to serve as Global Leaders for Young Children meet for training on advocacy and leadership.

World Forum Work

Much of the work of the World Forum Foundation is carried out be these dedicated groups.

Global Leaders for Young Children

The Global Leaders for Young Children program at the World Forum Foundation seeks to identify and develop the next generation of early childhood leaders throughout the world. This program serves as a model of expanding capacity at the country and regional levels, while building a cohesive community of international leadership to impact policy and practice worldwide.  Learn More.

Working Groups

Organized to focus on a specific topic (e.g. Children’s Rights) each group of globally diverse professionals coordinates focused work projects and invites others to join. Groups meet in person during World Forum events and hold virtual meetings between gathering. Learn More.

World Forum Community

Bonnie’s Global Cafe

Bonnie and Roger Neugebauer, Founders of the World Forum Foundation, welcome you to visit, have coffee, meet friends old and new, share conversation and news and be a community to one another. Learn More.