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No public scheduled courses at this time. Please contact us via email for future dates, etc.
Children as young as four years old use phrases such as “boys don’t cry,” or “that’s so gay,” and ask questions like, “Why does Maria have two mommies?” Early childhood educators have not received training on know how to respond in an age-appropriate manner, or how to speak powerfully about these topics with colleagues and parents in a way that includes all points of view.
Our early childhood curriculum gives both children and professionals an opportunity to speak openly and authentically about bullying, gender, and stereotypes through a variety of age-appropriate interactive activities. For children Pre-K through Elementary school, activities include puppet shows, books, discussion of bullying behaviors, and critical examination of stereotypes using photos, word association, and reflections of their own experiences. For educators, activities include role play scenarios, reflection exercises, and language coaching that models best practices.
All participants gain tools for reducing negative peer interactions and creating safe classrooms and school environments. Hundreds of professionals and children have already experienced this unique program through our partnership with the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade and Monroe.
YES Institute has created a book resource list that can be used in Pre-K through Elementary classrooms to begin these discussions in an age-appropriate way, and have students reflect on their own experiences around the topics of bullying, gender, stereotypes, and families.
To register for this course, please call our office. Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Go here for a full list of Learning Objectives for Early Childhood Professionals
Go here for a full list of Learning Objectives for Pre-K through Elementary Students
Book Resource List available here.