This week has been filled with so much for me! I’ve had so many highs and lows in my personal and professional life that I almost wanted to quit this week. I wanted to throw in the towel on it all and just say forget it. It seemed like all the walls were crashing down on my head and I just could not continue with everything all at once. I finally sat down and looked at the assignment for the week. I started to look at the educators who contributed to the field of Early Childhood Education and I started to understand the richness that this field has to offer. From reading about the leaps and bounds that the field has come, I’m excited to now be someone who will make a contribution.
The two educators/advocates that I chose for the week were Bill and Hilary Clinton. They both have worked for decades to ensure that children, no matter the circumstances, should have a chance at a quality education. They both believe that the earlier the education begins the better. They are also both advocates for After School Programming. As a part of the assignment for the week, I was asked to post some of my favorite quotes.
Learning this week about many different advocates, professionals, and educators in the Early Childhood field, I’m still taken back to week two and Mr. Hernandez. He stated that “every day I go to work and look forward to it because I know the services that I’m providing for children, is to their benefit. It’s not anything that’s going to benefit me”. This is still a quote that I think affects children just as much as adults. All of the educators and contributors to the Early Childhood field have taken each and every little person that the services that it provides into consideration. As more practitioners are added, more strides will be made. I just hope to add to the discipline in more ways than one.