I chose the Early Childhood Development Virtual University (ECDVU) Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). As I toured the links for this organization, I was intrigued by the educational opportunity it affords. This website discussed early childhood from the prospective of children in Africa.
Diversity is a topic that has been on the minds of many organizations and individuals. This is very important in the early childhood field because children exist in any country, culture and part of the word. If diversity is not discussed and addressed in early childhood, professionals dedicated to this field will not fully service their children. I say this because, we have to acknowledge others’ beliefs and practices as a part of their lives and learn how to incorporate, within reason, different facets of their lives in the classroom in order to foster positive self-concepts that will follow them through to adulthood.
Whenever I embark upon new information, I try to look at what I have gained and what has accentuated my present scope of knowledge. This was an interesting site, because, while they had many of the same ideas about early childhood as I have, it was refreshing to see it from a different cultural perspective. The educational piece of the website was very intriguing because I am always looking for a new learning experience. I was a little saddened that the video presentation was not available to view, because it took look at the organization from a students’ point of view. And while I did not read them in their entirety, the collaborative papers written by past participants in the program were very informative and demonstrated their dedication to working together as a group for the good of children.