Perspectives from the Field

Our weekly blog posts feature an inclusive collection of thoughts, experiences and reflections from diverse early childhood professionals living in Oregon. Tune-in every Tuesday to hear from varying perspectives on topics such as inclusion, nature education, parent communication, social-emotional development, and anti-bias curriculum.  Join in on the conversation by commenting on posts and sharing with friends, families, and coworkers! 

June 8, 2018

As Early Childhood Educators, we know it is necessary to create welcoming environments that reflect and support the diversity among the families in our care. An integral part of anti-bias curriculum is to teach children to be proud of themselves and their families. Tea...

March 30, 2018

Originally written on 3/31/17 

“Once social change begins it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person that has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.”   *Cesar Chavez*...

February 21, 2018

It seems to me that this is a timely question.  We did a session at our recent ECE Social Justice Conference about ally ship with a focus on race and racism.  We asked: what are the helpful and non-helpful things that white allies do?  From the lists we generated, thes...

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