Expanding Horizons &Resources

I went to this website http://www.globalfundforchildren.org to do my research because I wasn’t able to see the first two resources.  I read about “A moment becomes the seed for a new organization” 

By: Emmanuel Oton June 21st, 2017


GP Spotlight june home of hope -webpage photo

“Khanyisile Motsa, founder of Home of Hope in South Africa, turned a moment of deep concern into one of promise for sexually exploited children to give them the chance for a brighter future.” They are focusing on helping someone in need. 

As a resident of the Hillbrow neighborhood, Khanyisile witnessed her community’s transformation into a hub for drug trafficking and sexual exploitation. What spurred her to take action was the realization that young children were being trafficked into the sex industry.

“It was when I saw the children for the first time on the streets,” Khanyisile remembers. “What shocked me was the age of the children—from 9 or 10 years old. I said, not in my lifetime.”

Khanyisile Motsa  has changed the lives of many children through her compassion and support.

 Retrieved from, http://www.globalfundforchildren.org

 Expanding Resources


I chose to study http://naecte.org/ web site because I am not familiar with them. Their position statement said ,

“The teacher certification/endorsement required in state funded pre-kindergarten programs, kindergartens, and primary grade classrooms should be specific to early childhood education. Teachers qualified to meet the unique developmental and educational needs of children between the ages of 3 and 8 are knowledgeable about the developmental and learning characteristics of these children and use this knowledge to inform appropriate teaching techniques and assessments. Since teacher preparation and certification should be relevant to the teacher’s position, NAECTE recommends that state certification agencies and school districts adopt the following policies:

  • Require an early childhood certificate and/or endorsement for those teaching in classrooms for children five years old and younger in state funded pre-kindergarten and in kindergarten programs.
  • Give priority in hiring and placement to teachers with an early childhood certificate and/or endorsement for public school classrooms for six, seven, and eight-year-olds (1st , 2nd, and 3rd grades).
  • Require that early childhood certification and/or endorsement be based on completion of teacher preparation programs that meet professional preparation standards consistent with those established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).”

I believe in and support the NAEYC so I was happy to see the NAECTE  wanted their teachers to meet the NAEYC standards. There also was a wealth of information on this site that I will further pursue to gain knowledge in the early childhood field. Have a fantastic week!

Tammy Bowers



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