There are many things that I hope for when I think about working with families of diverse backgrounds. I hope that one day we can all speak the same language in terms of moving forward together. I am hopeful that one day, politics and policies will serve the needs of society. I am also hopeful that my engagement and contributions to children and families helps to foster and promote a sense of wholeness that appears to be sinfully lacking.
Early childhood professionals are in a position to break social barrier, and promote the new language of equity. A genuine approach to self reflection will go a long way in helping others, as long as we focus the attention to understanding how history has shaped our thinking, we can move forward in ways that grant justice and equity.
I thank my peers, classmates and professional relationships for modeling and talking openly about the ugly issues that have perpetuated for centuries, and continue today. Your understanding and experiences are the most valuable resources for understanding the challenges that face educators everywhere. Thank you all for your contribution for my personal growth.