Welcoming Families from Around the World

It is prudent to enter this topic with a few statistical pieces in mind.  First, there are about “195 different countries” in the world; secondly, the US population includes members from “150 different countries” (Laureate Education, Week 7). Diversity then needs to be approached with the clear focus of a globally united supportive environment.  EveryContinue reading “Welcoming Families from Around the World”

The Personal Side of Bias, Prejudice, and Oppression

A recent encounter with bias, stereotype, and prejudice caused disruptions of grave magnitude, which challenged my belief and personal and professional expectations of the health services.  Circumstances directly impacted by covid led to a long distance relationship with my husband. We had planned on him relocating with me in upcoming months; however my husband beganContinue reading “The Personal Side of Bias, Prejudice, and Oppression”

Thinking of Research

Nutrition has been at the center of much research.  It has been linked to future ailments, neonatal deficiencies (Fall, 2013), cognitive function, behavioral issues, physical developmental wellness, and emotional stress (Martins, et al., 2011; Schoemaker, et al., 2015; World health Organization, 2020), not to leave behind the chronic stress that food insecurities can express (Black,Continue reading “Thinking of Research”

Technology and Research

Autism is a neurodevelopment disorder that has come to be understood in terms of behavioral difficulties with social communication, social interaction, and activities, apparent restricted and repetitive patterns in behaviors, and interests (Weiss, Baker & Butler, 2016).  What is interesting about this diagnosis is that it has changed in name, and classification through the progressContinue reading “Technology and Research”

Brainstorming the Topic of Interest

As many of you already know, Gremi’s Garden is not just a title, but an idea that I can make a contribution to the wellness and development of early childhood through gardening. In perusing through the recommended website in our book the National Library of Medicine (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/pubmed_tutorial/ m1001.html), there was a particular element of surpriseContinue reading “Brainstorming the Topic of Interest”

Consequences of Knowledge

In reading and getting more familiar with the international early childhood field the sense of community becomes more apparent. As a consequence I have become far more knowledgeable about issues and trends in other parts of the world, and what different organizations are doing to tackle the challenges in the different communities.  To piggyback onContinue reading “Consequences of Knowledge”

Professional Goals , hopes and dreams

I have considered myself as being quite fortunate, even though life has presented many challenges.  In becoming a grandparent, I knew that I needed to protect them, nurture, care for, and teach them, but I was not sure how.  To my surprise, I didn’t need to know, it was them who taught me what IContinue reading “Professional Goals , hopes and dreams”