Discussion: Revisiting Professional Goals

Creating an early childhood program that reflects diversity and equity is an evolving process that takes time. As you embark on this journey, wherever you begin, it is important to remember that there will always be new paths to explore and insights to gain. By building and improving your practices, strengthening your courage and determination, and embodying the underlying belief that every person in this world is worthy of respect and understanding, you will make a positive difference in the wellbeing of young children and their families.

In preparation for this Discussion:

  • Reflect on the media segment featuring Julie Olsen Edwards. As you think about the words of encouragement and messages of hope that she offers, what resonates the most with you? Why?
  • Revisit the two professional goals you established during the Week 1 Discussion. Reflect on these goals in light of what you have learned during this course and so far in this specialization, also bearing in mind your professional and personal growth during this time. Now, consider how you might revise, refine, modify, and/or extend these goals to further target your future growth and development and that of the children and families with whom you work or will work.

By Day 3


  • A description of an idea or message from this week’s media segment that evokes special meaning for you. Include an explanation of its significance.
  • A summary of your modified professional goals related to anti-bias work. Provide a rationale for the changes or adjustments you have made to the originals goals. As appropriate, include references to ideas or insights gained from any of the Learning Resources provided in the course.