Representatives from the Tbilisi Kindergarten Management Agency and members of the Tbilisi City Council from the Republic of Georgia visited CHC in November to attend a professional development training program in early childhood education.
The government of the Republic of Georgia has doubled the budget for its pre-school education, including restoration of vacant buildings and construction of new kindergarten facilities. They joined CHC educators to learn best international practices for early childhood education.
During the weeklong visit, in addition to visiting local elementary schools and attending conferences, the group spent a day in Washington, D.C., and paid a visit to the King of Prussia Mall.
One of their main goals was accomplished as well, the signing of a memorandum of understanding by the City Council members and Global Education Motivators, Inc., represented by Wayne Jacoby, the organization’s president. The goal of the memorandum is to organize joint cultural-educational programs, trainings, seminars, professional development courses and conferences for different target groups.
“One of my best experiences working with educators from the Republic of Georgia has been observing and interacting with kindergarten and pre-school programs in Tbilisi and Batumi,” says Jacoby. “They are truly building a new foundation for education in Georgia.”