Friday, April 22, 2016

Time Well Spent

My journey in the program of Early Childhood Administration, Supervision and Leadership has been rewarding, uplifting, and educational. It is a great platform of professional network, where I got an opportunity to learn from experienced, qualified professors and passionate colleagues, who share many similar interests as mine. I admire the technologies and how it gave an ample knowledge and made my lifelong goal of getting a master in education. Thank you all the professors and colleagues throughout Walden University. I would highly recommend Walden to many who have the goal to achieve success in life.
Thank you all the colleagues for all your support! I had wonderful time learning from you all. I wish you all the best.
My long-term goal is to be positive role model in the field of early childhood education and make positive impact in the lives of children and families.

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand”. Confucius

Friday, April 8, 2016

Jobs/Roles in the ECE Community: Internationally

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization was founded in 1945. I like the idea of UNESCO that peace must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity (UNESCO). They work in different fields and education is one of them. Their goal is to mobilize for education so that every child, boy or girl, has access to quality education as a fundamental human right and as a prerequisite for human development (UNESCO). I chose this organization as these organization is worldwide and its very diverse. They have different positions job available in different parts of the world. I checked the General Service Staff as I am not very familiar with the requirements and various opportunities available. However, I am excited to learn that they are looking for competent, dynamic and flexible persons, who are proactive and responsive, which I am (UNESCO). Besides, they are looking for people with strong personal integrity, who are fair, impartial and respectful of cultural diversity (UNESCO).

United Nation International Children Emergency Fund. When I was in Nepal, UNICEF was an organization that helped and has a prestigious name in the third world countries. UNICEF has served for 7o years for every child. Their priorities are all related with children such as HIV/AIDS children, Child Survival and development, Policy advocacy and partnerships, basic education and gender equality, Child protection and more (UNICEF). I have chosen UNICEF as it is a perfect example of communities of practice, and people from various professional background bring their knowledge, expertise and passion to solve a common mission of helping children. I have always wanted to work for nonprofit international organizations and UNICEF has been one of my first priority. The U.S. Fund for UNICEFs seeks talented individuals form all backgrounds to join their fight for child survival. They have online job application that I have fill and I can also become a volunteer in various fields in UNICEF.

Save the Children in Nepal has worked with local communities and organizations to design Sponsorship programs for kids since 1982. Save the Children of Nepal is targeting to help children from early childhood to early adulthood, various programs work to make a healthy and safe environment where children can learn and grow. Recently, due to massive Earthquake in Nepal on April 24, 2015, Save the Children are already on the ground helping rebuild. I can see myself working in Save the Children as it is directly link to children and they are also focusing on early childhood education. However, they only have one job opening as director for earthquake response program in Nepal. However, the job requirement was really high as it is a director program. However, one of the skills they desired was knowledge of Hindi or Nepali and prior work experience in Nepal, which I am qualified. But other experiences, I am not qualified for. But in future, I would like to keep my eyes open for the job opportunities.

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Jobs/Roles in the ECE Community: National/Federal Level

I have been familiar with NAEYC out my educational journey. This organization is a professional membership that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children birth through age 8 with high standard quality childhood practice, policy, and research (NAEYC). Beside teaching, I can see myself working with NAEYC as its core value deals with young children. They have different jobs opportunities available and recently there is a position for Quality Assessment Specialist, which I would like to apply in future. This position works for the member of the national team overseeing the process of accreditation for early childhood programs (NAEYC). The required qualifications, knowledge, Abilities and Skills includes minimum bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education, experiences working with children, excellent oral and written communication, computer skills (NAEYC). I meet most of these requirements, however if there are more job opportunities, I would definitely consider in a long term. I like any job that requires fields work and travel, and working with diverse groups. And NAEYC has the room for all the important fields.

The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is one of the nation’s primary public policy centers dedicated in promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of American’s low income families and children (NCCP, 2014). They use research to inform policy and practice with the goal of ensuring positive outcomes for the next generation and promote family-oriented solutions at the state and national levels (NCCP, 2014). It is true that state policies that promote health, education, and strong families can help the early development and school readiness of American’s younger citizens (NCCP, 2014). States make importance decisions about the early care and education services they provide to young children and families. This section of ITO highlights states key policy choices that affect children’s development and parents’ ability to work: 1. Access to children care, including subsidy eligibility levels and reimbursement rates, and 2. States investment in Head Start, Early head Start, prekindergarten, child care centers.
The National Center for Children in Poverty. (2014).  These are the reasons that I chose this organization as they make policies that affect many children who lives under poverty. There are employment opportunities for the perspective individual but currently there is only financial coordinator position available, which I am not interested. Definitely, in future, I will look into the possibilities.

Advocates for Children of New York (AFC) is dedicated to protect every child’s right to an education focusing on students from low-income backgrounds who struggle in school or experiencing school discrimination of any kind (n.d). Advocates for Children of New York also dedicate large portion of their work for immigrant children and families. Advocates for Children of New York offer a wide range of resources such as fact sheets, guides, workshops, and trainings to help families stand up for their children’s education rights (AFC, n.d.). Most of these services and workshops are for public education, which is equally important for immigrant families. Nevertheless there are more needs in the early childhood education sectors for immigrant families as early childhood education programs for important for successful school readiness and other developmental aspects of young children. Advocates of Children of New York assist low-income immigrant families who needs intense assistances by arranging staff of attorneys and education specialists who attends meeting with parents (AFC, n.d.). There are no job opportunities in this organization. However I find this organization very helpful and the resources they provided are valuable and can help me in future needs.


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