Inclusion and Belonging
Saturday, January 18, 2020 9am - 3pm
“I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.”- Maya Angelou
When we receive a group of children, we also receive their family’s values, hopes and dreams. “Belonging” has been identified as a basic human need, preceded only by physiological and safety needs. As we hone our skills as early childhood educators, deepening our capacities for understanding the intricacies and biases that may be influencing our children’s experiences of inclusion and belonging can be imperative. In turn, we also aim to educate them on how to become responsible community members who will be able to celebrate diversity.
Belonging is not only a human need, it is, historically, a privilege. In this workshop we will explore ways that you can integrate this ongoing process into the daily workings of your classroom and yearly rhythms. During this MLK Jr. weekend workshop, we will primarily focus on topics surrounding race, however these same principles can be applied in a myriad of topics including but not limited to gender expression and equity.
This workshop is appropriate for early childhood teachers.
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