At the National Early Childhood TA Center, we believe that cultural diversity enhances our personal and professional experiences, strengthens our organizational functioning, and improves our ability to provide quality technical assistance to our clients. We strive to understand, value and incorporate issues related to diversity into our work in order to help our clients to provide appropriate and outcome-focused services to children and families. Our ultimate concern and concern of service delivery systems is that children and families receive services that are culturally appropriate and responsive to their individual needs.
The literature indicates that initiating and sustaining diversity efforts within organizations has certain requisites. These efforts must be:
Therefore, we are committed to celebrating the diversity within our organization, examining the ways that diversity impacts national and state - policy, service delivery and implementation issues, understanding how to infuse diversity into our TA activities and promoting the understanding of the role that diversity plays in ensuring positive results and outcomes for young children (birth through five) with disabilities and their families. We hope that this commitment will make us a better organization whose individuals will continuously learn from diverse thinking and perspectives.