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 Familes
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.
On cultural difference and belonging:
On diverse family structure:
On gender identity:
On racial identity:
Book on social justice teaching: Rethinking Early Childhood Education
Video & Presentations
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 Septmeber 2017 brownbag on raising anti-racist, anti-biased children: Raising AntiBias, AntiRacist Kids [Slides]
Tips & Guidelines
Never Too Early to Learn: Antibias Education for Young Children by Jennifer Hooven, Katherine Runkle, Laurie Strouse, Misty Woods, and Erica Frankenberg
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