One hope that I have when working with children from diverse backgrounds is that I will be able to nurture all of them to be more aware of the importance of diversity and how by learning about each other we can learn to respect each other’s culture while holding on to our own. This is important because I would like everyone to find out about their own culture as this will help them develop a positive self -identity and once they have this it is easier to accept others without losing themselves. This will give the children motivation to succeed academically as a result of a confident cultural identity.
One goal I would like to set for the early childhood field is the need for everyone to have culturally competent classrooms and programs. This can come about if all of them take diversity and equity classes and ensure that they impart their knowledge to the diverse communities that make up their programs.
I would like to thank all my colleagues and of course, Dr. Horton, for all the stimulating and thought provoking discussions and posts and I wish all of you all the best in your future classes.