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.
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.
Fostering Equity through Children’s Literature (TATS document)
Cultivating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Education Environments from Resilient Educator – includes toolkits for lessons and resources