CECR has been working with childcare centers and families at Penn State to support work around racial diversity. To assist families and educators, we are sharing resources to help children and people who care for them learn about race.

We will continue to add to this page, so please continue to check back—and share resources that you have found useful.

Resources for Multiracial Families

My Reflection Matters
A list of seven children's books that speak about skin color.

Parent’s Guide Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice (PDF)
Guide created by Tolerance.org.

When and How to Talk with Young Children about Enslavement: Discussion Questions for Educators
Discussion suggestions by Teach for Change

Teaching Young Children about Race: A Guide for Parents and Teachers
Teach for Change's list of topics to explore with your children

Picture Books Tell Children the Harsh Stories of Migrants and Refugees
New York Times article by Monica Edinger

Facebook Groups

Classroom Materials

Video & Presentations

Anti-Biased Approaches: Parent Lunch & Learn with Katie Kissinger
Katie Kissinger

Fabienne Doucet tackles One Question: How can we talk to kids about race

This powerpoint was part of our April 2017 brownbag discussion about why and how to talk about race with young children: Talking Race with Young Children [Slides].pdf

This powerpoint was part of our September 2017 brownbag on raising anti-racist, anti-biased children: Raising AntiBias, AntiRacist Kids [Slides]

This is a Webinar by EmraceRace on "Reading Picture Books with Children through a Race-Conscious Lens"

This is a presentation by Fabienne Doucet Children's Literature as a Tool for Facilitating Complex Conversations with Young Children

Tips & Guidelines

10 Tips for Reading Picture Books with Children through a Race-Conscious Lens by Embrace Race

Never Too Early to Learn: Antibias Education for Young Children by Jennifer Hooven, Katherine Runkle, Laurie Strouse, Misty Woods, and Erica Frankenberg

Positive Racial Identity Development in Early (PRIDE) Education

Addressing Race and Inequity in the Classroom by Fabienne Doucet and Jennifer Adair 

This is a statement for childcare centers and schools to reiterate a commitment for all families and children to feel welcomed and protected:
English: Child Care Exchange Pledge (English).PDF
Spanish: Child Care Exchange Pledge (English).PDF

These are resources shared by Andrew Grant-Thomas of Embrace Race for families and educators about talking to young children about race:
Guidelines: From Birth to Bias (10 guidelines).pdf
Tips: Ten Tips for Teaching and Talking to Kids About Race.pdf

This is a document highlighting Penn State child care centers' commitment to diversity and includes resources for additional reading: Commitment to Diversity Statement

Empathy and Racism by Madeleine Rogin for Ashoka's Start Empathy Initiative, via The Whole Child blog

MLK Day and the Danger of a "Single Story" by Madeleine Rogin for Ashoka's Start Empathy Initiative, via Embrace Race

10 Quick Ways to Analyze Children's Books for Racism and Sexism from The Council on Interracial Books for Children