Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Sectors of the Early Childhood Field

“So I have a built-in empathy for poor children, as well as a deep belief, based on my own life, that just because you're poor that doesn't mean you're inadequate”.
Edward Zigler

“They are our partners in this learning enterprise, and we have a special responsibility to use this knowledge not to fill up journals, but to make the lives of these children better”.
Edward Zigler

“In the good years, work very hard to win everything that's possibly winnable. In the bad years, work just as hard to keep your losses to a minimum. There are good times, and there are bad times. But you have to stay in the game”.
Edward Zigler
Photograph of Edward Zigler (Headstart)

“The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people's children”.
Marian Wright Edelman

“A nation that does not stand for its children does not stand for anything and will not stand tall in the future”.
Marian Wright Edelman 

“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it”.
Marian Wright Edelman 

Photograph of Marian Wright Edelman 

The Passion for Early Childhood Education

“Instead of playing house, I used to play school. I would place my dolls in a row and I had an easel and I would pretend to be the teacher. And as I grew I up, I continued to want to be a teacher because I think I had a built in passion. That it was important to make a real contribution in the world and to fix all the injustices that existed in the world. And I wanted to do that through teaching”.

                Louise Derman-Sparks

“It was very rewarding. It made me feel whole, it made me feel creative. And so it became my lifelong work. Early Childhood Education and the passion to make sure that all children were taught in environments and in ways that truly nurtured their ability to grow and develop to their fullest ability”.
                Louise Derman-Sparks

“I’m not here to save the world. I’m here just to make a difference in the community I work in. And to me making a difference may just mean helping one child to be successful in the classroom. For me that one little sparkle will make a difference for me” .
                Raymond Hemandez

Saturday, 14 September 2013


Hi Everyone!

My name is Rhiannon Aaviku and I am currently working as a primary school teacher. I have been teaching for the past five years and just recently decided to go back to school in order to complete my Master's Degree. I love love love what I do. I am so lucky to work in such a rewarding field. This blog has been created as part of my Degree requirements and contains tasks and reflections focusing on Early Childhood Studies. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!