Fostering Equity

Young children notice differences and learn to attach and mimic behaviors about differences that they see in their environments. Fostering equity in early childhood settings is important in helping children gain pride in who they are, learn appropriate ways to interact with others, and develop critical thinking skills to make non-biased and respectful choices.

Early Childhood Webinar – Perspective Taking and Empathy as Bridges to Equity – Free – Registration required for October webinar

Webinar archived recording – from Pyramid resources – Creating Anti-racist Early Childhood Spaces

Early Childhood Anti-Bias Strategies from Early Childhood Equity Alliance of Boston

Providing Culturally Appropriate Positive Guidance (from NAEYC) This article provides ideas for considering children’s cultural background and has good information and suggestions for collaborating with families.

Four Promising Factors to Close Opportunity Gaps for Children of Color from Early Learning Network

Culturally Responsive Family Engagement from Equity Initiatives Unit, Maryland Public Schools

Addressing Instruction Equitably during COVID-19

Fostering Equity through Children’s Literature (TATS document)

The Conscious Kid – books by Black authors, books for discussing equity, resources

Cultivating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Education Environments from Resilient Educator – includes toolkits for lessons and resources

Resources from Office of Early Learning – Child Care Resource and Referral – numerous downloadable resources

Reading Your Way to a Culturally Responsive Classroom (NAEYC)

Resources for Equity from ECTA

Panel Discussion (recorded) – Racism and Implicit Bias in Early Childhood

Culturally Responsive Strategies to Behavior Concerns (NAEYC)

Tools for Anti-racist Teaching – PBS.org