Sparking New Conversations
Recent events have sparked conversations among parents and childcare providers on how to talk to young children about race and inequality. How can children be provided an anti-bias education and learning environment where they are free to explore differences and similarities, and be able to discuss the challenges they face because of their differences? Below I have provided resources that include diversity activities, recommendations on how to talk to children about race, exploring your own bias, and steps to create an anti-bias learning environment.
“We may be uncomfortable talking about race, but we can no longer afford to be silent. We have chosen a profession that—like parenting—requires us to put our comforts second to those of children.” -Jamilah Pitts
https://www.teachingforchange.org/teaching-about-race https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pubs/yc/may2018/teaching-learning-race-and-racism https://cecr.ed.psu.edu/resources-pre-k-diversity https://www.embracerace.org/assets/embraceracetipsenglish-(2).pdf https://www.pbs.org/kcts/preciouschildren/diversity/read_activities.html https://www.tolerance.org/professional-development/test-yourself-for-hidden-bias https://www.clasp.org/sites/default/files/publications/2017/12/2017_EquityStartsEarly_0.pdf https://www.tolerance.org/topics/race-ethnicity