Over 600 early childhood administrators, trainers, caregivers, public officials, and advocates from 70+ countries gathered in Belfast for the 2009 World Forum to exchange ideas about the quality of services for young children in diverse settings.
This Forum was hosted by Early Years, the highly-respected comprehensive early childhood agency working in Northern Ireland and throughout Europe.
The 2009 World Forum marked the 10th Anniversary of World Forum Foundation. In these 10 years, over 5,000 early childhood professionals from 90 nations have participated in World Forum gatherings in Singapore, Greece, Malaysia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, Northern Ireland, Italy, Hungary, and Colombia.
Delegates at the 2009 World Forum participated in…
- An Historical/Cultural Tour of Northern Ireland
- Four Plenaries addressing major issues in our field
- Over 50 workshops on policy, leadership, and curriculum issues
- Over 120 presenters from 60 nations
- The 10th Anniversary International Dance
- Five Networking receptions
- Gala Welcoming Receptions and Farewell Luncheons
- International Children’s Art Exhibit