Illinois AEYC has selected Diamond Harris as the recipient of the Illinois AEYC Affiliate/NAEYC Lasting Legacy Scholar. Diamond will receive a scholarship for a free registration to attend the NAEYC Annual Conference in November.
Diamond is a daycare provider from Chicago. She currently works with toddlers and is looking for new ways to grow as a teacher in order to help her students learn new skills and develop them.
Diamond recently completed a certification program on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the workplace. She recognizes that children come from unique backgrounds and they all deserve access to an equitable, high-quality education. She strives to ensure that her actions with her students make them feel safe and included.
Diamond’s ultimate goal is to help progress the early childhood education system through advocacy and policy change. In a perfect world, all children – regardless of race/ethnicity, religion, sex/gender, socioeconomic status, etc. will have access to a high-quality education and all families and educators will have the necessary tools and resources available to them in order to adequately support the children in their care.