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 backā€”and share resources that you have found useful.

Classroom Materials

Resources for Teaching About Race and Racism
We've compiled these resources to help educators of all ages talk about race and racism in the classroom. We start with overarching resources that we think could be useful across the age spectrum. We then organize resources loosely by age (early childhood, elementary, middle/high school). Included in this list are links to relevant CECR research and past events, as well as resources by other organizations whose work has proven valuable to us. We invite your contributions to this ongoing list; to find our contact information, please see the beginning of the document.

Family Blocks


Starting Small: Teaching Tolerance in Preschool and the Early Grades

Considerations for Early Childhood and Early Elementary Educators on Slavery and Resistance
A list of resources by Teach for Change

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

Same/Same/But Different. Creating an Inclusive Kindergarten by Madeleine Rogin for Ashoka's Start Empathy Initiative, via Embrace Race

They're Not Too Young to Talk About Race
The Children's Community School

How Do You Talk to Kids About Race? This Guide Can Help
Madeleine Rogin - The Daily Good

What if We Taught Kids About Skin Color and Racism The Way We Teach Math?
Madeleine Rogin - The Daily Good

SPEAK UP: Opening a Dialogue with Youth About Racism
University of Southern California Rossier School of Education