The last opportunity to widen our scope and our view of Early Childood Education we can look one step further and consider the wide variety of international contributors, organizations and roles that can make a valuable impact on our professions or on us as professionals. In my area, I’ve considered organizations in the Lehigh Valley […]Read more "International Roles in Early Childhood Education"
It is part of our job to be responsive to each child and family, regardless of their culture or country of origin, however we often struggle with what we don’t understand or can’t relate to. It is for that reason, in a hypothetical situation where I, as the Director of a Child Care center would […]Read more "Welcoming Families from Around the World"
I asked various people the same question: How do you define “culture” and “diversity.” Here are three individuals’ answers that I received: Culture- likes, dislikes, “ways” that make up a specific people group. Culture: The way a person was raised and how it relates to that person’s heritage. Including family dynamics, mannerisms, traditions, meals, morals, […]Read more "Culture and Diversity Defined"
If the sky were the limit and I were able to engage in any research topic that would benefit the future of children and the Early Childhood Education field, I would really focus on the notion of active play, creativity, kinesthetic (whole body) learning, social emotional support and the concepts of Open Structured Classrooms. It […]Read more "If I could study anything…."
As a professional, I am always looking to learn more about all sides of an issue or topic, then align myself with the view or viewpoints that I feel are most supported by fact as well as align with my personal beliefs or vision. When it comes to work, I like to do this and […]Read more "Research Focus: ECE Curriculum Development"