It's really hard to believe that after almost 2 years, I am in my last week of my graduate work. I am going to have a Master's Degree!!! This has been a life long goal of mine, and it's so amazing to see it come to fruition.
At the conclusion of this program I have learned a lot. I've honestly probably learned as much about myself as I have learned about Early Childhood Education. I've learned that I truly can do anything I put my mind to, I really can sacrifice sleep for a goal if I need to, I actually am more interested in the education field then I first thought, and there truly is a need for more attention to spiritual disciplines for children (especially infant-8 years old).
In the Early Childhood field I've learned:
-how to write a grant proposal and where to look for grants for early childhood centers
-so much more of the inner workings of child development as well as the inner workings of the early childhood field in general
-how to write scholarly articles and papers on early childhood, and who knows maybe it will give me the push to submit something in the future
Thank you Walden University for teaching me more than I could have imagined, about myself and about education. Thank you to all of my professors for encouraging and pushing me to continue to learn more. Thank you to all of my co-students, I learned just as much from each of you, especially through your questions and discussions, continue to do amazing things! Thank you to all of my family, friends, and co-workers that put up with my slightly crazy complaints, questions, or random ah-ha moments :)
And a huge thank you to my husband Keven, who never let me give up, who encouraged me each time I needed it the most, and who thought it would be a great idea for us to both be full time students at the same time. We're almost done and I can't wait to see what doors it opens for us in the future! Thank you for believing in me.