Children are born ready to learn with an insatiable curiosity and sense of wonder, oftentimes we make the assumption that understanding differences is engrained. While they begin to notice and question everything from the start, children have not yet formed their understanding and critical judgment of differences."
Dr. Donna Housman, on The Preschool Podcast.
Dr. Housman sat down recently with HiMama's Preschool Podcast. In this wonderful episode she chats about how we can educate children about differences and diversity right from birth, why it is so important to start in the earliest years to help children celebrate and understand differences and she also provides tangible ways the key adults in a child's world can open these important conversations with young children.
At Housman Institute, we believe our role is to nurture the social, emotional, and cognitive well-being of all students and educators without bias. It is critical that every child feel recognized and validated from their earliest days—to understand that their voice matters, regardless of background or experience and is being heard. We listen to, respect and support the needs of our educators as we recognize their critical role in a child's emotional growth and development. Together we need to begin the important work to help all our children and educators, as we move toward a more equitable environment for early learning, setting the stage for the building blocks of empathy and conflict resolution, and a more equitable future for us all. To learn more about how our program works to address equity in early childhood school communities... visit here.