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Diversity Courses for Early Childhood Educators

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Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood
Presented by Julie Nicholson, PhD, Nathanael Flynn, MA
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Course: #32216Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn about the problematic nature of the gender binary. Be introduced to more inclusive understandings of gender diversity and several strategies you can use to create gender-inclusive early learning environments.

An Introduction to Equity in Early Childhood
Presented by Julie Nicholson, PhD, Crystal McClendon-Gourdine, PhD
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Course: #32206Level: Introductory1 Hour
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.

Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Families
Presented by Angèle Sancho Passe, BS, MA
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Course: #31757Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn how to support immigrant and refugee families to give them the tools to guide their children’s education. Also learn tips and specific activities.

Culturally Responsive Teaching
Presented by Clara Cappiello, BA, MA
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Course: #31526Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Culture impacts all of us and who we are. It is important to consider culture in early learning as young children are developing their identity and sense of belonging. After an overview of what is and why use culturally responsive teaching, this course provides numerous practical ideas to be responsive and inclusive of all cultures when working in an early childhood setting.

Children Are Not Racial Categories
Presented by Francis Wardle, BS, MS, PhD
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Course: #31512Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course challenges early childhood teachers and caregivers to help each child construct their own healthy racial and ethnic identity. Teachers and caregivers should not impose their view of the child’s race or ethnicity on the child; they must support each child’s unique process as the child develops a healthy sense of his/her racial and ethnic identity.

Working with Diverse Families and Coworkers
Presented by Anarella Cellitti, PhD, Sara Pullen, DPT, MPH
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Course: #31431Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course will explore working with diverse families and colleagues, specifically Latino families and LGBTQ families. During this course, learners will discover potential barriers, and actionable inclusion strategies, to create welcoming, culturally sensitive environments for all children and families.

Broaching the Topic of Race: Engagement with Children and Families Across Racial and Cultural Divides
Presented by Marva Lewis, PhD
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Course: #31408Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Participants will be introduced to simple strategies and tools for broaching the topic of race with children and families. These can be used in reflective supervision by clinical supervisors, lead teachers, program managers, and executive directors to engage with children on the topic of race in a developmentally effective way and to talk with families about race-related topics.

Cultural Competence With Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender, and Questioning Individuals
Presented by Sara Pullen, DPT, MPH
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Course: #31407Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will examine cultural competence for providing safe, welcoming environments and workplaces for LGBTQ families, employees, and co-workers. It will provide specific strategies for schools and employers to ensure a respectful and supportive work environment for LGBTQ individuals.

Diversity and Cultural Awareness
Presented by Natasha Crosby Kile, MS
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Course: #30590Level: Introductory1 Hour
Diversity and culture are all around us and it is our job to introduce little ones to the wonders of our world. Teaching acceptance of one another, despite our differences, is one of the greatest lessons that we can provide to our children.