Early Childhood Education Program
Lecture Tour International is building a program with a focus of training early childhood educators from all over the world. Two institutions we plan to work with are the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the National Association of the Education of Young Children. In this program, we strive to provide early childhood educators from all around the world with an opportunity to learn, engage, and practice some of the ideas and methods behind American early childhood education.
Massachusetts was the first state in North America to require municipalities to appoint a teacher or establish a grammar school with the passage of the Massachusetts Education Law of 1647 and the first state in the U.S. to pass compulsory education law with Act Concerning the Attendance of Children at School in 1852. Massachusetts has always been the hub of childhood education and its associated academic research. Engagements and exposure with the Massachusetts early childhood education community would be enormously beneficial to educators and teachers in their home country.
The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) is an independent, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization which connects and serves over 1500 public, independent, and international learning communities in the US and worldwide. Founded in 1885, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) has been working to establish and maintain high standards for all levels of education longer than any other accreditation agency in the United States. A globally recognized standard of excellence, NEASC Accreditation attests to a school’s high quality and integrity.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children. The association comprises nearly 60,000 individual members of the early childhood community and more than 50 Affiliates, all committed to delivering on the promise of high-quality early learning. Together, we work to achieve a collective vision: that all young children thrive and learn in a society dedicated to ensuring they reach their full potential.