The early childhood organization I chose is the International Child resource Institute. The outside links of this website linked to sites of their projects.
www.Projectcommotion.org is a project funded by the ICRI to give children a place where they can learn through music and movement.
www.onecildafrica.org is a project that helps children who are made vulnerable by the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Sub-Sahara Africa.
www.aidsorphancare.com is a project that improves the lives of African children orphaned by HIV/AIDS.
I explored the consulting tab and noticed that the ICRI provided consultation in areas such as:
- child care facility design and development
- needs assessment evaluations
- program design and implementation
- program monitoring and evaluation
- strategic planning
- program administration and oversight
- fund development and fiscal management
- resource procurement
- legislative and policy planning support
- training and capacity building
The ICRI worked with the Central Bank of Malaysia to create a state- of- the art work- related childcare development center. Of its many projects, the ICRI also worked with the California Consortium of Child Abuse Councils to develop a coordinated system of local child abuse prevention councils throughout the state.
The focus of excellence is found through its projects of training educators. In Kenya Watoto Wonder Bus is a mobile training unit used to train teachers and administrators in low-income areas. The National Center for Learning Resources is another unit for training educators as well as providing resources.
In every project funded by the ICRI is a opporutnity for teacher training. The ICRI value education of young children as well the adults who are helping to develop the minds of the young child.