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Wherever we are, life in today’s society is an unparalleled journey for everyone, but especially for children. Growing up in a society where changes are rapidly happening and new paradigms are being defined, the early childhood years unfold in an environment filled with excitement and also with challenges never before experienced. Within the context of the 21st century, the landscape of childhood is characterized by experiences in a society where every facet of diversity is present. In communities across the United States, the voices of children speaking in many languages with cultural roots in places local and distant, playing alongside peers with different views and abilities, tell the unfolding reality of early childhood education today.

Diversity, the Reality of Human Life

As a descriptor of human experience, ...

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