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