6.2 Preparing Educators and Programs for Antiracist Work

Presenter: Laurie Strouse

Title: Early Learning Program Specialist

Organization: Penn State Better Kid Care

Co-Presenter: Rebecca Escott, Early Learning Program Specialist

Workshop Description
To be antiracist is to take action against racism. Early care and education programs that do antiracist work look closely at their policies, practices, and mindsets. They actively root out, name, and address racial biases. This lesson offers support to educators as they learn to center their practices around racial equity. It also provides supportive strategies for readying educators and enrolled families for the shift in program culture that doing antiracist work requires.