Talking to Kids About Race empowers parents, childcare providers, and educators of young children with an understanding of racial attitudes in early childhood development and techniques for talking to kids about race through a research-based, comprehensive workshop.
Recently featured on Michigan Radio's Seeking Change broadcast, Program Director, Sarah Salguera speaks to the importance engaging young kids. listen now...
Children begin the development of racial attitudes at a very young age. Research shows that as early as six months, babies are beginning to sort out differences in skin color. Studies have proven the most effective strategy to foster development of non-biased attitudes toward racial difference is for parents and childcare providers to openly bring up issues of race with children.
Visit our report archive to view this program's yearly outcome reports as well as agency-wide annual reports.
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Every workshop participant is provided with a booklet containing age-appropriate information, activities, and talking points.
In addition, we have identified best practice materials such as puppets, Everywhere Babies by
Through the clients below, this program has reached an over 50 schools, child care centers, in-home locations:
Adoptive Family Support Network; Aquinas College; Calhoun County Intermediate School District; Challenge of Children; First Steps; Imagination Station; Kent County Great Start Parent Coalition; Kent Regional 4Cs; Holland Public Schools; Lakeshore Little People's Place; Ludington Public Schools; Pathways, MI; Ready for School; and White Lake Area Community Education
Our workshop fulfills the Cultural Competency requirement for childcare providers in the Great Start to Quality system. learn more...