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Inclusion, Diversity, and Acceptance

Dignity and Disability

In this section you will find resources related to treating children with disabilities with the respect and dignity they deserve. The series provides recommendations for practitioners who work with young children with disabilities to support these children in a way that will set them up to thrive.

                                   
Introducing Dignity and Disability                                                     Expectations

                               
Labels                                                                                                Professionalism

                               

Disability Etiquette                                                                       Compliance Goals

                             

Valuing  Children’s Interests                                              Disability Rights Advocates

                       

Inclusive Conversations                                                        Identity-First Language

Being Inclusive

In this section you will find resources related to creating an inclusive environment for all children. Throughout the resources you will find suggestions for inclusive language, practices, and environments to support the development of all children.

                          
Using Inclusive Language                                                 Representation Matters

Diversity and Anti-Racism

In the sections below you will find resources related to supporting children in understanding race and anti-racism and celebrating diversity. It is never too early to talk with young children about race, racism, and diversity. By having these conversations early, we can foster an anti-racist, welcoming society that celebrates all people for the unique individuals they are.

Talking with Children

                               
Talking with Children About Race                                        How Young Children Learn Race

Actively Anti-Racist

                              
Building an Awareness of Identity and Diversity                Be Vocal About Anti-Racism

                              
Break it Down                                                                                      Equity vs Equality

                               
Anti-Racism Activists                                                       Using Media to Support Conversations

                               
“Mixed: A Colorful Story” by Arree Chung                “The Day You Begin” by Jacqueline Woodson

                               
“Hair Love” by Matthew Cherry and Vashti Harrison        “The Colors of Us” by Karen Katz

                               
“No! My First Book of Protest” By Julie Merberg                     White Allies in Anti-Racism

                               
When Children Ask Hard Questions                                          Addressing Implicit Biases

                              

Choosing Multi-Cultural Books                                   “Me Collage” for Self Identities in Children

                              

Pasta Sorting                                                                                     Who Is In Our Class?

                             

Reflections                                                                                          Exploring Hair

                            

Nature Faces                                                                        Approaching Implicit Biases

Hispanic Heritage Month 2020

                               
What is National Hispanic Heritage Month?                        People to Celebrate and Honor

                               
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month                               The Conscious Kid-Racial Literacy

Expulsion and Suspension Policies

                      
Racial Disparities in Discipline                                          Remediating the Disparities