Advocates for Equity: Social Justice in the Early Childhood Community
There is more awareness now than ever that the experience marginalized groups have with educational institutions is different than that of non-marginalized groups. Many practices in early childhood centers that exist today are insufficient at truly meeting the needs of the diverse communities they aim to serve, and it is up to parents and educators to reflect upon those practices and call for changes.
This two-hour training will provide a brief overview of the history of the ways the early education system has attempted to combat biases and adopt more inclusive practices. We will then examine those practices and reflect on how we can re-tool or better support the families that we serve in a way that can create meaningful and lasting change. Prepare to thoughtfully and respectfully listen, reflect, and discuss to be an active participant in this important dialogue!
Stevie Alverson, Early Childhood Program Consultant – BPFC
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
6:15 – 8:15pm