World Forum Foundation

About Us 

The mission of the World Forum Foundation is to promote an on-going global exchange of ideas on the delivery of quality services for young children in diverse settings.

Core Values

The World Forum Foundation’s core values are exemplified by the words: Children. Change. Relationships. Spirit. Differences.

All who care about the well-being of the world’s children are invited to participate. Leadership is collaborative, globally diverse, provided by a multitude of diverse volunteers and a small, dedicated staff.

The World Forum Foundation mission is accomplished through Groups 

Much of the Foundation’s activities are carried out by these dedicated groups  of volunteers (access the Connection Center for more information):

Working Group
Organized to focus on a specific topic (e.g. Children’s Rights) each group of globally diverse professionals coordinates focused work projects and invites others to join. This work is posted on the World Forum Foundation Connection Center. Groups meet in person during World Forum events and hold virtual meetings between gatherings.

Global Leaders for Young Children
Early childhood professionals recognized as emerging leaders receive leadership training and financial support for small, yet impactful projects they carry out in their own countries.

Click Here to learn more about Global Leaders for Young Children 2016-18.

Are you interested in becoming a Global Leader? Click here to download the application. Please email your application to Mark Elliott at