The 19th Annual Early Years Conference focus is Social Justice in Early Learning and Care.

Social justice in early childhood education is about ensuring that all children and families receive the educational and social opportunities responsive to their cultural identity. High quality programs put social justice teaching front and center by prioritizing anti-bias and culturally sensitive teaching.

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Early Years 2022 Digital Event Program

Participants will receive 6 PD hours per day. Their hours will be added into the Workforce Registry between 1 to 4 weeks after the conference. Participants will also receive a certificate of completion – but will not be asked to upload this certificate to the Workforce Registry.

Please contact Kelly Slocum at kelly.slocum@sdcoe.net for conference support. Also, visit our Early Years webpage at Early Years > Home (sdcoe.net).

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Saturday, March 12 • 9:35am - 11:00am
Sing it! Rap It! Rhyme It! Books that Celebrate Black Boys LIMITED

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In the past, children's books that featured culturally diverse characters were hard to come by. But that has changed significantly in the last few years. It is becoming easier than ever before to find diverse titles. Children need to see people who look like them who have faced challenges, overcome obstacles, and made a difference in the world. Although we may have more access to books, knowing how to present books that represent diversity, can sometimes be a challenge. Join us in this exciting and interactive workshop dedicated to exploring the kind of books that affirm and celebrate Black boys. Participants will learn to develop simple techniques to convert any story into a song, rap, or rhyme; look for books that represent Black characters in a variety of ways that Black children can imagine their past, present, and future; and select books that represent communities positively; that show the richness of communities, their strength, and resilience.

Padlet Link: https://padlet.com/mdinkin/Bookmarks

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Marlo Dinkins

Early Education Quality Support Coach, San Diego County Office of Education
As an Early Education Quality Improvement Support Coach with the San Diego County Office of Education, I support early education administrators with building effective systems based on data to inform decision making and enhance their programs. In addition, I present and facilitate... Read More →
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Miranda Dinkins

Associate Clinal Social Worker, Pupil Personnel Services Credentialed, Wellness Together

Saturday March 12, 2022 9:35am - 11:00am PST