Global Education in the Early Years

This article was originally published in Education Week as part of a blog series on global education.

Join us and Asia Society to explore ways to work with businesses to get them involved in local global education initiatives. Chat with us on Twitter during #GlobalEdChat this Thursday, February 9, at 8 pm ET, to learn about more tips, strategies, and resources. (Just type #Globaledchat into Twitter’s search box to join the conversation!).  

Business quote.pngIn an increasingly interconnected global economy, future employees and entrepreneurs will be linked to new markets and diverse cultures. The business community needs employees who can recognize differing points of view, communicate effectively across diverse global markets, and take action. Successful American Fortune 500 companies (such as GE, GM, McDonald’s, and Starbucks) and newer disruptive companies (like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Alibaba) are prime examples of organizations that cannot operate without globally competent employees. As companies grow and engage in new markets, they must invest in global competence education, not only sustain their own growth and success, but also to improve the economic and social sustainability in communities in which they operate.

While some are fortunate to have the opportunity to learn global competence on the job, that is often the exception rather than the rule. Global competence should be taught at an early age, in order to provide opportunities to more people—and to meet the demands of industry.

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International Doll of the Month: Santa Clauses Around the World

Our December 2016 Doll of the Month represents Santa Clauses around the world.  We visited Mexico, Holland, Italy, and Sweden, exploring their winter traditions for Santa Claus. We also celebrated Hanukkah!


The International Doll of the Month spotlights our 75+ dolls representing the diverse heritage of the Cy-Fair community. We use the dolls to teach children about ways of life around the world.  

International Doll of the Month: India

Our November 2016 International Doll of the Month represents India.

We celebrated Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights, and learned about the origins of the festival and how Indians celebrate Diwali around the world. We created beautiful Rangoli designs outside. Traditionally, Rangoli patterns are made using flower petals, rice, and other natural ingredients.

We also decorated diyas – small candles that illuminate homes to bring blessings of good fortune and wealth – and threw a Bollywood dance party. We even tried India’s famous Parle-G biscuits and delicious Indian sweets!


The International Doll of the Month spotlights our 75+ dolls representing the diverse heritage of the Cy-Fair community. We use the dolls to teach children about ways of life around the world.  

International Doll of the Month: Germany

Our October 2016 International Doll of the Month represents Germany.

Our students’ grandparents from Germany visited our classrooms to speak about their life and home in Germany. They also shared the colors of the German flag, and each child received a German chocolate coin to take home.


The International Doll of the Month spotlights our 75+ dolls representing the diverse heritage of the Cy-Fair community. We use the dolls to teach children about ways of life around the world.  

International Doll of the Month: South Korea

Our September 2016 International Doll of the Month represents South Korea.

Students were joined by Martial Arts USA’s Master Shin and Master An to learn about South Korean culture and the practice of Tae Kwon Do.


The International Doll of the Month spotlights our 75+ dolls representing the diverse heritage of the Cy-Fair community. We use the dolls to teach children about ways of life around the world.  

International Doll of the Month: Australia

The International Doll of the Month for March 2016 represents Australia. Our students welcomed special visitors from Sydney and even played the Didgeridoo.

The International Doll of the Month is a blog series published by the Montessori Preschool @ Copperfield. The school has a collection of nearly 60 dolls representing the countries of origin of our student body. We believe an early education, coupled with a global outlook, is critical for success in school and in life. The dolls are featured each month to teach children from an early age about cultural diversity and ways of life around the world.

International Doll of the Month: Brazil

The International Doll of the Month for February 2016 represents Brazil – the largest country in South America.  Our students explored the foods and celebrations of Brazil – especially Carnival – and the diverse animals and plants of the Rainforest.

The International Doll of the Month is a blog series published by the Montessori Preschool @ Copperfield. The school has a collection of nearly 60 dolls representing the countries of origin of our student body. We believe an early education, coupled with a global outlook, is critical for success in school and in life. The dolls are featured each month to teach children from an early age about cultural diversity and ways of life around the world.