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.

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Saturday, March 12 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Understanding Prismatic Parents: Living in the Intersections of Orientation, Gender, Socio-economic Status, and Race LIMITED

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Prismatic parenting is a descriptor coined by the artist and healer Michaela Harrison to speak to the varied experience of parents in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Asexual, and Intersex (LGBTQ+) community. This workshop will give basic definitions, provide an understanding of the demographics of the LGBTQ+ parent population, and explore practices for including this community in early care settings. Participants will learn about the nuances of race, gender, orientation, and socioeconomic status in the family experience of prismatic parents by engaging in experiential activities and group discussions. Join us for this opportunity to consider ways to make prismatic families visible and thereby welcome in your early care setting. They have always been part of the human family, learn ways to show them they belong and are valued.

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Jill Stansbury

Social and Emotional Learning Consultant, Mindful Social and Emotional Learning Solutions
Whole school social and emotional learning implementation is my passion, as well as supporting early childhood learning environments to be welcoming places for LGBTQ+ children, parents, and teachers.
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Linda Banks

Consultant, Linda Banks Consulting

Saturday March 12, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST