One hope that I have in regards to working with children and families who come from diverse backgrounds is that others will be able to put aside their individual biases, prejudices, and differences to work as a team to provide a better world for our children. I hope that we as adults can put aside our differences in order to better teach young children about the significance of embracing diversity and building each other up instead of tearing people down.
One goal I would like to set for the early childhood field related to issues of diversity, equity, and social justice would be for early childhood professionals to better implement these topics into their everyday curriculum. Along with this I would like to challenge early childhood professionals to be more open to talking about aspects of diversity with families and colleagues instead of fearing the differences it may bring up. Through these conversations may we hope to really learn and grow from one another.
I have thoroughly enjoyed working alongside each of you. You all have much to be proud of. Thank you for sharing your experiences and knowledge so generously. It is a pleasure to work alongside such dedicated professionals. I look forward to working with each of you again in the future. I am grateful for the insights that each of you have shared and imparted on me. I hope that I was able to share some insights with you. Thank you for all you have shared with me!