This course introduces early childhood professionals to the important topic of equity. Participants learn the difference between equity and equality and several strategies they can use to strengthen equity in their work with young children and families.
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Course created on November 16, 2021
Course Type: Video
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- After this course, participants will be able to describe the difference between equity and equality.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify at least one strategy to strengthen equity in early childhood classrooms.
- After this course, participants will be able to name one way to reduce the impact of unconscious bias in your work with young children.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction and Goals|
|5-10 Minutes||Honoring Native Land; Glenn Singleton’s Four Agreements for Courageous Conversations|
|10-15 Minutes||State Dependent Functioning|
|15-20 Minutes||Choose a Grounder; We Are All Different – Intersectionality; Equity vs. Equality|
|20-25 Minutes||Historical Racial Inequity in Education; Racism as Smog – First Memories of Race; Take a Breath|
|25-35 Minutes||Race: Debunking the Myths; Supporting Healthy Racial Development|
|35-45 Minutes||Providing Windows and Mirrors; Shifting from Deficit to Strength-Based Perspectives and Language; Acknowledge Implicit Bias|
|45-55 Minutes||Perspective Taking; Individuating|
|55-60 Minutes||Building Trusting Relationships with Families; References; Summary|
Julie Nicholson is Professor of Practice in the School of Education at Mills College where she has been a faculty member since 2005 and directed several innovative programs including the Leadership Program in Early Childhood, a Joint MBA/MA Educational Leadership Program, and the Center for Play Research. She is Co-Founder of the Center for Equity in Early Childhood Education. She has published over 30 peer-revised journal articles and is the lead author of 12 books, all addressing issues of social justice and equity in early childhood.
Crystal Gourdine, Ph.D. is a wife, mother, community leader, and consultant lending over 25 years experience in early childhood, K-12, and post-secondary education to partnerships within non-profit, district, and university-based early childhood programs.
Her expertise includes early childhood administration, race equity, and professional adult learning and support. She specializes as a Race Equity coach, trainer, and facilitator; customizing learning environments for early childhood programs, tailoring a quality redesign to meet federal, state, and local policies, and collaborating with community stakeholders to disrupt systemic inequities.
Formerly a public school educator, college instructor, and family child care owner, she also consults with state and local organizations offering program assessment, reflective practice and mentorship, and coaching and training on early childhood quality improvement measures using a Race Equity lens.
Crystal holds both doctorate and master degrees in Human Development/Educational Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park; a master's degree in Leadership in Early Childhood Education from Mills College; and a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Spelman College.
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