Diversity and Inclusion: Best Practices, Challenging Ideas, and Improved Service

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Date: Friday, March 15, 2013 – Friday, April 19, 2013


Time: 9 a.m. - Noon

Location: Erikson Institute

Cost: $180.00 $170.00

Credit Available: See below.


Every child deserves to grow and learn in safe, supportive environments, and early childhood educators and professionals have a duty to create and sustain such environments. In this series, participants will explore best practices as related to the DEC/NAEYC recommendations for improving early childhood services. In addition to exploring inclusion as related to the ability of the young child, this series also invites participants to learn about inclusion and diversity as related to gender identity and sexual orientation. Participants may enroll in the entire series, or in individual sessions.

Completed: Families Like Mine: Including Gay and Lesbian Parents

with Jennifer Rosinia, Ph.D.

Friday, April 19, 2013 | 9 a.m. - Noon

Families headed by gay and lesbian parents often feel underserved by, or even invisible to, child care and school systems. In order to create a healthy home-school connection and properly include all children, care providers and teachers must become better informed about the wide range of variables that impact gay and lesbian parents and their children. Moreover, it is important that child development professionals accurately understand current research in the developmental and educational outcomes of children from gay- and lesbian-headed households, and to consider these research findings in the context of their work. Together participants will consider changes in their practice that can be easily made in order for all children and their families to feel safe and fully included.

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