Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Early Childhood Education

This video features an all-school study at the Bronx Community Charter School – a K-8 public school in the Norwood section of the Bronx, New York – of the cultural wealth of the children and families in the school. It explains the school’s Black Lives Matter curriculum, an effort to address children’s questions about their identities and to help them understand and process their concerns about world events taking place around them. Featuring Kemi Williams, the school’s Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the video portrays images of kindergarten and first grade.

Use these guiding questions to help facilitate discussion around this video.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Early Childhood Education

Working with Families to Support Equity and Inclusion

The Impact of Having a Culturally Congruent Teacher


Resources

Bias Isn’t Just A Police Problem, It’s A Preschool Problem – NPR podcast

Equity Research Action Coalition @ the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development
Institute

Exchange Essentials – free resources from Exchange Press

Derman-Sparks, L., Edwards, J.O., & Goins, C.M. (2020). Anti-bias education for young
children and ourselves, 2nd edition. Washington, DC: NAEYC.

Hammond, Z.L. (2014). Culturally responsive teaching and the brain: Promoting authentic engagement and rigor among culturally and linguistically diverse students, 1st edition. Corwin Press. Thousand Oaks, CA.

Iruka, I., Curenton, S., & Durden, T. (2020). Don’t look away: Embracing anti-bias
classrooms. Lewisville, NC: Gryphon House.