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"
Recently, in one of the assignments I completed for my Masters course, we were asked to reflect on some questions regarding different bias’ and “-isms” such as racism, sexism, and heterosexual-ism. One experience that I would like to share for the purpose of this blog post is one that I experienced and was witness to […]Read more "The surprise of bias"
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"
Early Childhood Education in the area in which I live and work is extremely valued – we have the hub of our North East Regional Key (www.pakeys.org) located in our area which affords us incredibly local and accessible training, we have an extensive Head Start program in our communities, there are six local four year […]Read more "Our Local Challenges"
After spending some time really analyzing the Zero to Three website and it’s resources, I’d like to highlight a few important items I was able to uncover and how they apply to my working life and my studies. Professional Development I am really passionate about professional development – for myself and for my staff. I […]Read more "Diving in to Zero to Three"
Education and the interplay with poverty and opportunity is a huge global issue. It is particularly an issue for young women worldwide where in many cultures across the world, their education is sidelined, identified as less important, opportunities are not available, or it is not feasible for the family to lose it’s caregivers. The infographic […]Read more "World Issues in Education: Poverty and Girls Education"
Discussing the epidemic of domestic violence that our country faces is incredibly important, however it is exceedingly important to know how the same type of violence affects women and children around the world. One area of the world in which violence against women and children is gaining media momentum, women are gaining the confidence to […]Read more "Women breaking the silence"
I have always had a passion for the cause of violence against women. As an undergraduate, I organized and executed productions of The Vagina Monologues year after year, raising money for a local charity called Turning Point, that rescues coaches and provides help for women and children who are victims of domestic physical or emotional […]Read more "Children and Domestic Violence"