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"Creating a Culture of Belonging in Early Learning and Beyond" - an online interactive workshop

  • 1.  "Creating a Culture of Belonging in Early Learning and Beyond" - an online interactive workshop

    Posted 27 days ago

    Hello educators and friends!

    Join us for a regenerative, 2-hour experience on Saturday November 14, from 1-3pm with expert facilitator Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPH, dedicated to helping you connect to a deeper sense of Belonging for yourself, your community, and to the work we do together.

    There are a limited number of tickets, so be sure to secure yours today!
    Click here to register. 


    On Belonging
    More than feeling like you "fit in", Belonging is a mindset characterized by being your unique self, knowing that you matter, and that your voice is essential. It embodies and strengthens the concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is a critical part of student, teacher, and administrator development and well-being. 

    Through the lens of NAEYC's Four Core Goals of Anti-Bias Education and Dr. Ransom's own SPARK model, participants will explore the phenomena of Belonging and the critical role it plays in early childhood education.

    You won't want to miss this empowering, interactive workshop and the chance to create a deeper sense of Belonging in your early learning spaces, your life, and beyond!

    Also, one lucky participant will WIN 2 FREE GIFTS: a copy of the book, "The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life" and its companion guide entitled, "The Courage to Teach Guide for Reflection and Renewal" both by Parker J. Palmer.

    Register today for your chance to win!

    No one turned away for lack of funds.

    Chapter News
    Last month, the East Bay Chapter of CAAEYC drafted our Equity Statement of Commitment, pledging ourselves to the "unceasing pursuit and advancement of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion principles and practices in all aspects of the work we do".

    We also founded a new Equity in Action committee dedicated to upholding our commitments and advancing Equity in our early learning communities and beyond. You can read our announcement here.

    Want to join our committee or get more involved? Have questions?
    Please email us at: 

    With deep gratitude and encouragement, from our corner of ECE to yours!

    Jodi Becker
    Chair, Equity in Action committee
    East Bay Chapter CAAEYC

    Jodi Becker
    San Francisco CA