Friday, April 26, 2013



One of the deeply felt learning that I gained from this program is that we have to know who we are and listen to the critique and suggestions of others.  Janice Keyer states that we have to grow and learn who we are (Laureate Education, Inc, 2011).  I believe in order to be truly honest, we have to dig deep into our own minds and hearts. We have to acknowledge our strengths and weakness.  Sparks-Derman and Edwards (2010) stated that “we all need the diverse perspectives and honest feedback of peers to expand our understanding of ourselves” (p.21). We live in a diverse world and we have to be knowledgeable of the bias and discriminations that are in this world.  Our knowledge will help us to be better anti-bias educators.

The second deeply felt learning that I gained from this program is that you have to be passionate and you have to be a leader.  The knowledge that I have learned from the courses in this program will serve as guidance for me through my professional career.

The third deeply felt learning that I gained from this program is that respect is the key to success.  You have to be respectful toward yourself, colleagues, parents, and most of the children that you serve.  Throughout this program each course placed emphasis on respect.


At least one long-term goal is to continue to work on my challenge and achieve the goals that I have listed within my response toward my identified challenge of helping children within my community have access to developmental appropriate materials.  I want my challenge to be successful because I know that it will benefit the developmental outcome for young children.

My long term goal is to implement the actions that I have designed toward my goal and work effectively with my Ideal Community of Practice to be successful.


Dr. Davis it was an honor to have taken this final course under your guidance.   I will greatly miss your critique and suggestions, as well as your compliments and encouragement to do better.  Dr. Davis you were not just a great instructor, but you are a great role model.  As I pursue, my career I hope that my students can admire, respect me, the way that I look up to you.  You were a great instructor in the building research course and I can say the same about you now. To my colleagues, thank each of you for your support and assistance.  I learned a lot from each of you from your blogs and discussion posts and it is one of the reasons why I will miss each of you. We all had a vision about this field and I hope that you all accomplish that vision. You all were very professional and kind in your comments.  I know that you all are passionate about the early childhood field; therefore I know each of you will make a remarkable impression in this field.   I wish you all great success as you journey into your new career paths or excel in your previous jobs. 


“Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it”
Author Unknown
“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”
Carl W. Buechner
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
Harriet Tubman
“A skillful man reads his dreams for self-knowledge, yet not the details but the quality.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Contact Information
Tamieka Kaho Logan (I was married on November 09, 2011)
Natchez, MS

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Roles in the ECE Community: International Level

International Step by Step

I chose this organization because it promotes quality access for all children.  I also chose this organization because it focuses on young children and their families.  Therefore, I always interesting in learning new insights about other organizations that focus on the lives of young children.

Job Opportunities



Skills and Experience

 University degree in a relevant field of study

 Knowledge of basic accounting and bookkeeping, especially Dutch administration procedures and international controlling

 Basic HR and office management knowledge

Ability to listen and communicate clearly and effectively with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds

Interest in programs addressing the needs of children

A commitment to ISSA’s vision, mission and values



International Step By Step Association. (n.d.). Retrieved November 28, 2011, from



United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

I chose this organization because I wanted gain insight about a different organization.  I want to learn more about their mission and goals, in reference to how the reflect the well-being and educational goals of young children across the world.

Job Opportunities


Skills and Experience

Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in education, social sciences or related field.

At least 7 years of relevant work experience in Education at national and international level, including development work in the field.

Experience in planning, implementing and managing programmes and/or projects in the field of education.

Ability to participate effectively in high-level negotiations with internal and external stakeholders.

Good fund raising and resources mobilization skills.



United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). (2011). Retrieved from



United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

I choose this organization because it has always been of interest to me.  If I could choose an international organization it would be the UNICEF because they focus on all children and they are empowered to make all children have a healthier quality of life.

Job Opportunities


Skills and Experiences

Citizenship of the respective country (Note:  selected participating donor governments sponsor a limited number of nationals from developing countries*).

University degree equivalent to a Master's Degree or, as an absolute minimum, to a Bachelor's Degree;

Two years of relevant professional work experience;

Computer literacy in standard software applications;

Demonstrate a keen interest in the work of the United Nations (UN), and of UNICEF in particular, and have a personal commitment to UNICEF’s mission and to the ideals of the UN Charter; and

Demonstrate the ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to try, understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views. Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English and another UN working language, i.e. Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish or Russian.



United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). (n.d.). Retrieved November 28, 2011, from