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Promoting Equity in Early Childhood Settings ECHO

Program Goal

We invite you to join this series of seven no-cost online weekly sessions to sharpen your early childhood equity lens with a focus on the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Position Statement. We will explore recommendations to center equity, racial and social justice. We will engage in knowledge and skill building, reflection and collaborative dialogue to develop an action plan and concrete strategies to design equitable early learning environments for Arizona’s children, families and educators.

All participants will receive a complimentary copy of the book Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves published by NAEYC. (Digital and hard copies are available.) Enrollment is limited; register early to ensure your spot.

About the Promoting Equity in Early Childhood Settings ECHO

Participants will have access to experienced faculty who will use both short lessons and participant presentations to explore equity and anti-bias education. Through weekly group Zoom sessions and shared learning, participants will investigate and practice some of the important strategies needed to advance equity in early childhood.

Who Should Attend?

Early childhood educators, early childhood students, family or home-based providers, and participants working directly with young children birth through age 5.

Meet Our Team

  • Eric Bucher, Ed.D., chief executive, Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Kamaie Clark, M.Ed., vice president of advocacy and public policy, Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Darcy Heath, M.Ed., Quality First Academy training specialist, Southwest Human Development
  • Tiffany Stenson, MC, Quality First Academy training specialist, Southwest Human Development
  • Tina Sykes, M.Ed., Quality First Academy program manager, Southwest Human Development

Program Schedule

All sessions take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. MST on Zoom.

DateTopic
Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021Build awareness and understanding of your culture, personal beliefs, values and biases.
Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021Recognize the power and benefits of diversity and inclusivity.
Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021Open session based on participant interest and need.
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021Take responsibility for biased actions, even if unintended, and actively work to repair the harm.
Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021Acknowledge and seek to understand structural inequities and their impact over time.
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021View your commitment to cultural responsiveness as an ongoing process.
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021Recognize that the professional knowledge base is changing.