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Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

  • 1.  Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 14 days ago
    Hello all,

    I've recently compiled a list of resources to help support early childhood educators and parents - particularly those of us who are white - to explore race and racism with children, and work towards becoming actively anti-racist. There are many such lists available online, but I have tailored mine specifically to parents/educators of young children (ages 0-6) and written a short review of each resource to help guide the reader. I hope this resource can be helpful in supporting conversations and inspiring actions! These conversations have long been essential, and I am heartened as more and more people recognize the importance of talking about race and racism in our society beginning (in a developmentally appropriate way) as young as possible. I have two request of those of you in this forum:

    1. Please take, share, and use this resource if you think it will be of help. Message if you would like a copy of this list OR look below. I've attached the PDF in a reply below (reply #11).
    2. Do you have a favorite resource that is missing from this list? I'd love to hear about it and add it. 

    Thank you all so much for your continued work in these unprecedented times.

    Sending strength, support, and solidarity,

    Emmy Brockman, MA
    Early Childhood STEAM Specialist

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    Emmy Brockman
    Middletown CT
    www.emmybrockman.com
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  • 2.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 13 days ago
    Where is the resource list?

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    Kelly Clark
    Early Achievers Coach
    Everett WA
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  • 3.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 13 days ago
    So sorry Emmy,
    I did not read very carefully, did I?  I would love to have your list. I know some of my colleagues and I would like to see if there is anything we can learn from or share with our child care partners. I am an ECE coach doing mostly QRIS work.  Thank you for taking the initiative to compile such a list. As a black woman in this field, I truly appreciate your support in ways you can't imagine.


    Peace for all,

    Kelly Clark


    #BlackLivesMatter
    #RIPTrayvonMartin and all our other brothers and sisters.
      

     


         
      

                                                                                            



                    








  • 4.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 13 days ago
    Kelly,
    Thank you for those kind words, and for the work you do! I've emailed the resource list to your personal email.
    best,
    Emmy

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    Emmy Brockman
    Middletown CT
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  • 5.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago
    I am an Executive Director of a child care center in downtown Orlando, Fl.  I would love to see your resources.  pmoser@trinitydowntown.org.
    Thank you!

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    Patricia Moser
    Executive Director
    Trinity Child Development Center
    Orlando FL
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  • 6.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago

    Hello Emmy,
    I am very interested in seeing your list. Thank you! 

    missysminimites@gmail.com



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    Melissa Dyer
    Family Daycare Provider
    Missy's Mini-Mites Christian Family Daycare
    Middleboro MA
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  • 7.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago
    I'd love to have the list too. My preschool teacher Spanish Immersion and ASL and celebrates diversity and cultures all year long, so any new resources to teach love are always welcome.
    Claudia_robles86@hotmail.com
    Thanks

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    Claudia Robles Arias
    BilingualKid Language Immersion School
    Mechanicsvlle VA
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  • 8.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago

    I would appreciate  the list as well.

    Thank you

    Kathy Wolfe

     

     

     

     

    Kathy Wolfe

    Trying Together

    ELRC Region 5,  Health and Safety/Quality Coach

    304 Wood Street Suite 400

    Pittsburgh, PA 15222

    412-224-0416

    Kathy.elrc5@alleghenycounty.us

     

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  • 9.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 11 days ago
    I would appreciate your list as well

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    Kris Lombardi
    Youth Director
    Waukesha YMCA
    Waukesha WI
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  • 10.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago
    Hi, I'd love to have the list.
    Thanks
    Claudia Robles
    Bilingualkid Language Immersion school

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    Claudia Robles Arias
    PBS. BilingualKid Language Immersion School
    Mechanicsvlle VA
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  • 11.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 13 days ago
      |   view attached
    **Note: I posted about this same resource yesterday, but for ease of sharing, I have re-posted and attached the anti-racism resource list to this post so you can download it directly**

    Hello all,


    I've recently compiled a list of resources to help support early childhood educators and parents - particularly those of us who are white - to explore race and racism with children, and work towards becoming actively anti-racist. The list is attached. I hope this resource can be helpful in supporting conversations and inspiring actions! These conversations have long been essential, and I am heartened as more and more people recognize the importance of talking about race and racism in our society beginning (in a developmentally appropriate way) as young as possible. I have two request of those of you in this forum:

    1. Please take, share, and use this resource if you think it will be of help. 
    2. Do you have a favorite resource that is missing from this list? I'd love to hear about it and add it. 

    Thank you all so much for your continued work in these unprecedented times.

    Sending strength, support, and solidarity,

    Emmy Brockman, MA
    Early Childhood STEAM Specialist

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    Emmy Brockman
    Middletown CT
    www.emmybrockman.com
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  • 12.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 11 days ago
    Hello Emmy,
    Thank you for compiling and sharing this list.  For teachers and families who want to activity work to be anti-racist I strongly recommend two Books by Ibram X. Kendi:
    Stamped from the Beginning and How to be an anti-racist.
    Thank you,
    Stacey French-Lee, Ph.D.
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Georgia State University

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    Stacey French-Lee
    Georgia State University
    Atlanta GA
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  • 13.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 11 days ago
    Thank you so very much, Emily! This is such a wonderful resource to have and I am already learning so much from it.

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    Amy Leister
    Instructional Coach
    Pender County Preschool Program
    Wilmington NC
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  • 14.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 11 days ago
    I just realized I called you the wrong name on my last post. I apologize.

    Thank you Emmy for the amazing resource!
    Amy

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    Amy Leister
    Instructional Coach
    Pender County Preschool Program
    Wilmington NC
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  • 15.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 7 days ago
    Hi Emmy,
    Thanks so much for sharing this.  I found lots of useful resources.  

    I didn't see that many that were specifically aimed at Black and Indigenous parents and caregivers or other caregivers of color discussing race and racism with  kids in their communities so I thought I'd also offer these. 

    On talking with kids of color about white supremacy: 

    https://www.colorlines.com/articles/dos-and-donts-talking-kids-color-about-white-supremacy

     

    On talking to all kids about racism, with specific advice for adults of color and white adults.

    https://www.vox.com/identities/2020/6/9/21283715/how-to-talk-kids-racism-race-protests

     

    On the emotions of Black parents trying to protect Black children in this world:

    https://medium.com/@realsabijoy/too-great-a-burden-to-bear-aae6b3462aeb#.eqad5i4cb

     

    And here's a resource from The Intergalactic Conspiracy of Childcare Collectives that has sections for "parents and caregivers of Black Children" and "resources for self-care as black parents" as well as for "parents and caregivers of non-Black children of color".   It has resources for children of all ages.  

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BeLCPYjcdha8TyDWHQCVw305E9xYCXu0znkvaR0WCl8/edit#heading=h.c5099zh9opnb




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    [Meg] [Thomas]
    [Early childhood consultant
    Co-facilitator for Diversity and Equity Interest Forum
    [St Paul ] [MN]
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  • 16.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago
    I am a kindergarten teacher and I have developed a social justice curriculum called, "Knowing the Souls of Strangers". I would love to see this list!

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    Rona Wolfe
    Kindergarten Teacher
    Milwaukee Jewish Day School
    Milwaukee WI
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  • 17.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago
    great! I'll check it out!

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    Emmy Brockman

    www.emmybrockman.com






  • 18.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 11 days ago
    Thank you Emmy for providing such a great resource!

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    Julie Ritzema
    Des Plaines IL
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  • 19.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 11 days ago
    That is wonderful! I would love to see the list.

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    Shannon Molnar
    DaVinci Institute
    Grass Lake MI
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  • 20.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago
    This is fantastic! Good for you!!!!! Ii would love to see your work. My email is cecejpd@verizon.net.  My coworkers and I were just talking about this subject and how resources are very "sot" or "general".

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    Cecelia Donovan
    Red Bank NJ
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  • 21.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago
    I would appreciate the list - thank you for doing that!

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    Diana Verbeck
    Executive Director
    Danville Child Development Center
    Danville PA
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  • 22.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago

    Hi Emmy,
    I would like a copy of your list. Thank you for sharing your resources. My email is mdaihl@loucol.com

    Sincerely,
    Marisa Daihl



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    Marisa Daihl
    Director/Teacher
    Louisville Collegiate School
    Louisville KY
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  • 23.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago
    Emmy, I would also love the list.  I've sent resources to parents and teachers and could always use more, for myself as well as for others.  I'm especially interested to read your reviews.  Thank you so much for making and sharing this.

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    Aren Stone
    she/her/hers
    Child Development Specialist
    The Early Years Project
    Cambridge, MA
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  • 24.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago

    Hi Emmy!

    I would love a copy of your resource list!


    Phillis Mills
    pmills6@nl.edu



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    Phillis Mills
    MCECL
    Calumet City IL
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  • 25.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago
    Emmy I would love to have your list. I have developed a teacher training called Different Is Not Dangerous using music and stories and am always interested in adding more resources.
    My email is joaniecalem@gmail.com


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    Joanie Calem
    Music and Inclusion Specialist
    Sing Along
    Columbus, OH
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  • 26.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago
    Hi Emmy.
    My name is Bernadette and I teach young children 7-13 months. I believe your resources will work really good in the classroom and also for me. Could I please get a copy of your list of resources.
    My Email is bernadettescullen79@gmail.com.
    Thank you.

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    Bernadette Canavati
    Infant Teacher
    Darlenes wee care 4 kids
    Drexel Hill PA
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  • 27.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago
    Hello Emmy,
    I would like a copy of your resources. Thank you.

    Jessica White
    Director
    Growing Kids Learning Center

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    Jessica DeLeon-White
    Director
    Growing Kids Learning Center
    Mishawaka IN
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  • 28.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago
    Hello, Emmy,

    I would love to see you resource list.  Thanks for sharing!

    Margaret Hurst
    marghurst7@gmail.com
    Dublin, VA

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    Margaret Hurst
    Early Childhood Navigator
    New River Community College
    Dublin VA
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  • 29.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago
    Dear Emily, I am a pediatrician and child and adolescent psychiatrist volunteering with New York State OMH's Project TEACH which consults to primary care clinicians throughout the state regarding mental health issues.  On our most recent conference call earlier this week PCPs were yearning for resources for themselves and parents just such as the one you have compiled.  Please send me your list so that I might share it.  Thanks so much!  Terri Hargrave MD MPH, Emeritus Associate Professor of Psychiatry SUNY UMU Syracuse NY

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    Teresa Hargrave
    SUNY-UMU
    Syracuse NY
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  • 30.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago
    Dear Emmy,
    Would love to get a copy of this resource list for our ECE.  Can you please send it to me at mail@njaeyc.org . thank you

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    Helen Muscato
    Executive Director
    NJAEYC
    Barnegat Lgt NJ
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  • 31.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago
    Terri Hargrave MD MPH
    Emeritus Associate Professor of Psychiatry
    SUNY UMU, Syracuse NY
    hargravt@upstate.edu
    315-427-1517

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    Teresa Hargrave
    SUNY-UMU
    Syracuse NY
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  • 32.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago
    Hi Emmy,

    Thank you so much for putting together this resource!  It's so important to talk to children about race in a developmentally appropriate way.  And I agree that we have to be actively anti-racist.  I would love a copy of your resource!  My email is lohara@faircaa.org.

    Thank you!
    Lori

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    Lori O'Hara
    Education Coordinator
    Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action Early Head Start
    Lancaster OH
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  • 33.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago
    I would love to receive your list of anti-racism materials.  We all need to work together to learn and try to do a better job personally and teaching our children to not be biased or racist. Thank you for this resource!

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    Chris Bertoch
    Director
    Annsworth Academy
    Tallahassee FL
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  • 34.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago
    I would appreciate the resources.
    Thank you



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  • 35.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago

    I am an ECE instructor at a Community College and a QRIS coach. Would love a copy of your list. My email is nspurgeon49@gmail.com


    Thank You
    Nancy Spurgeon



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    Nancy Spurgeon
    Nancy Spurgeon
    E Wenatchee WA
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  • 36.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago
    Hi Emmy,
      Thank you. I have used Louise Derman-Sparks books/manuals on anti-bias education and find their framework helpful.
      I would love to see your resources: grjcnursery@gmail.com.
      Thank you.
        Hilarie

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    Hilarie Kay
    Director of Early Childhood Education
    Glen Rock Jewish Center Nursery School
    Glen Rock NJ
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  • 37.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago
    I'm a owner/director/teacher at a small center in rural area in Utah.  I would love to have more resources.  Thank you

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    Merisa Ankenman
    Director
    Desert Dance Daycare
    Moab UT
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  • 38.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago
    Hi Emmy,
    I would love to see your list of resources.  Thanks for sharing.

    Marinés
    New York
    marines_arroyo@horacemann.org

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    Marines Arroyo
    New York NY
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  • 39.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago
    Hi Emmy,
    I would love your list! I have been working on a book list myself to update our library.  Thanks so much for doing this and sharing it!
    Best regards,
    Susie

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    Susan LaValle
    Pre-K Teacher
    Saint Clement Preschool
    Alexandria VA
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  • 40.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago
    Hi Emmy,

    I would like a copy of the list please.

    Thank you,
    Lorraine

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    Lorraine Castellano
    LEAP preschool
    Ramsey NJ
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  • 41.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago
    Emmy,
    I would appreciate seeing this list. We have been doing a lot of reading ourselves in order to improve practice.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Donna Brown
    Director
    Central Early Childhood Center
    Kansas City, MO 64112
    central_ecc@yahoo.com

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    Donna Brown
    Director
    Central ECC
    Parkville MO
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  • 42.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago
      |   view attached
    Hello everyone,
    For ease of sharing, the PDF of the anti-racism resource list is attached here. I hope it is useful!
    Warm regrard,
    Emmy

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    Emmy Brockman
    Middletown CT
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  • 43.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago
    Thank you so much!

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    Patricia Moser
    Executive Director
    Trinity Child Development Center
    Orlando FL
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  • 44.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago
    THANK YOU!!!

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    Hilarie Kay
    Director of Early Childhood Education
    Glen Rock Jewish Center Nursery School
    Glen Rock NJ
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  • 45.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago

    Thank you so much Emmy!

     






  • 46.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 11 days ago
    Emmy,
    You clearly put a lot of effort into this.  Great work!  Thank you!

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    Edward Bradley
    COO
    Kyle's Bright Beginnings Learning Center
    New Braunfels TX
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  • 47.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago
    I would very much like a copy of the list.
    email: mfitzgerald@psdr3.org

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    Melanie Fitzgerald
    Coordinator
    Pattonville Early Childhood
    Maplewood MO
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  • 48.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 12 days ago
    I would love to have your list too. Thanks for sharing!

    --

    "Everyone knows that a tiny flea can make even the biggest dog uncomfortable . . . so be a flea for justice."

    –Marian Wright Edelman







  • 49.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 11 days ago
    Emmy-
    Thank you so much for creating this comprehensive list. As a director of a Jewish preschool and a child therapist you have provided a most comprehensive tool.
    My preschool staff will receive this as well. Thank you.

     

    Marsha Mitni​​ck MS. LLP
    5600 West Maple Road, suite C-308
    West Bloomfield, MI 48322
    248.227.5338
    marsha.mitnick@gmail.com
    theglovinskycenter.com





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    Marsha Mitnick
    W Bloomfield MI
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  • 50.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 11 days ago
    Hello everyone--

    Thanks Emmy for sharing those great resources.

    I also wanted to share NAEYC's Advancing Equity Initiative Page, which links to the Advancing Equity in Early Childhood position statement as well as related resources:
    https://www.naeyc.org/equity.

    That page then links to the full list of latest resources on equity and anti-bias:
    https://www.naeyc.org/resources/topics/equity.

    Beest,
    Michael

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    Michael Coventry
    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    Washington DC
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  • 51.  RE: Anti-Racism for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

    Posted 11 days ago
    I would love the list as well.  Thank you for sharing!

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    Marie Harper
    Preschool Director
    Salisbury Presbyterian Preschool
    Midlothian VA
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