This page of our website is intended to gather information about our equity, inclusion and racial justice  work at Child Care Action Council. Please check back for updates, which will be added below.

Child Care Action Council Equity Inclusion and Racial Justice Team

At Child Care Action Council, our commitment is to children, families, and early childhood educators in the communities we serve. To listen to them, to hear their stories, and to honor them. We pledge to support staff, early childhood educators, and families in understanding bias, prejudice, and discrimination, in all its forms, as well as the continuing impacts of systemic racism and white privilege. We commit to working in collaboration with those we serve and our community partners toward advancing equity, fostering children’s positive self-identities, and promoting cultural humility.

Child Care Action Council Honors Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a time to honor, acknowledge and celebrate all of the incredible contributions made by African Americans that have shaped the United States. Educating both ourselves and children is an important part of commemorating this important month. Throughout February, we will add resources to this page for both child care providers and families to engage with.

 

Equity, Inclusion and Racial Justice Newsletters

Exploring Equity Learning Opportunities

Exploring Equity Learning Opportunities is a monthly event held for staff members to discuss articles, podcast, videos and other equity-focused materials and to learn from each other. Each month we explore new topics and resources, shared below.

February 2022

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/education/so-much-buzz-but-what-is-critical-race-theory

https://www.edweek.org/leadership/what-is-critical-race-theory-and-why-is-it-under-attack/2021/05

January 2022

https://www.karger.com/Article/PDF/501242

https://www.kidsburgh.org/howtodiscussraceinearlyeducation/

https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Stages-of-Childrens-Racial-Identitym-Development.pdf

December 2021

https://www.learningforjustice.org/magazine/spring-2011/ten-myths-about-immigration

November 2021

https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-cultural-appropriation-5070458

https://www.pbs.org/video/what-i-hear-cultural-appropriation-vs-appreciation/

October 2021

https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/ten_keys_to_everyday_anti_racism

https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234

https://www.themuse.com/advice/anti-racist-actions-at-work

May 2021

https://www.npr.org/2017/05/03/526655831/a-forgotten-history-of-how-the-u-s-government-segregated-america

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/06/the-case-for-reparations/361631/

April 2021

https://www.npr.org/2020/08/24/905515398/not-racist-is-not-enough-putting-in-the-work-to-be-anti-racist