The World Forum Foundation’s core values are exemplified by the words: Children. Change. Relationships. Spirit. Differences.
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.
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.
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.
Much of the Foundation’s activities are carried out by these dedicated groups of volunteers (access the Connection Center for more information):
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. This work is posted on the World Forum Foundation Connection Center. Groups meet in person during World Forum events and hold virtual meetings between gatherings.
Global Leaders for Young Children
Early childhood professionals recognized as emerging leaders receive leadership training and financial support for small, yet impactful projects they carry out in their own countries.
Click Here to learn more about Global Leaders for Young Children 2016-18.
The World Forum Foundation Connection Center is an up-to-the-minute online source for connecting with the latest global thinking on issues impacting early childhood education. Generous sponsor organizations fund the creation of new resources monthly. Connection Center participants are invited to:
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
Engage in Focused Work
Working Group leadership teams, each focused on a specific topic (such as Children’s Rights) post relevant information and coordinate work projects that invite broad participation.
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