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! 

September 18, 2018

A TRIBUTE TO RAYKO HASHIMOTO

Dec. 20, 1920 – June 22, 2018

Even on her best day, it would be a stretch to say that Rayko reached 4 foot 10 inches.  But I will always remember her as a giant force – of wisdom, of listening and speaking the truth and of carrying the lanter...

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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