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Equity Talks

Introducing Equity Talks

First Steps Kent seeks to dismantle structural racism and improve the outcomes for people of color. This video series provides tools to guide future educators and parents when having discussions about race and bias.

By offering this to higher education, we can bring lasting change. When we are intentional and willing to be a part of difficult conversations, we can imagine a more inclusive anti-racist, and anti-bias future.

The videos are conversational more than instructional and feature the perspectives of local early childhood and DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) professionals, sharing their own experiences and expertise.

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How Identity is Formed

Stories and research about how identity is formed in the early years of a child's life, and how we can use talking about differences to teach the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our Changing Families

Family constructs look different than they used to. Use this video to help talk about different types of families and the way it affects your identity.

How to Introduce Anti-Bias Education

Learn the importance of introducing anti-bias strategies early and often, with some tangible examples. Children notice differences very early. Let's start introducing anti-bias lessons and teachable moments as early as possible - to make real change.

Different Abilities and Fairness

How do we talk about different abilities and fairness with young children? Learn strategies for how to include those with different abilities in the classroom and beyond.

Resources to go along with Equity Talks

  • Articles
  • For Educators
  • For Parents

Different Types of Families

Discovering How We are Alike and Different from Others

Our friends at WGVU helped us find some additional resources to use in our homes or classrooms to help start conversations about different types of …

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First Steps Kent Launches Equity Talks

Are they really old enough to understand? Are we putting ideas in their heads? Aren’t they naturally colorblind? Those are a few common questions …

Identity Resources

Discovering How We are Alike and Different from Others

Our friends at WGVU helped us find some additional resources to use in our homes or classrooms to talk about how we are alike and different from …

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Talking to Kids about Race

Talking to kids about race can be a scary thing. Many of us were taught that we should not “see color” or talk about race because it makes some people …

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"Our Changing Families" A Conversation Guide

"Our Changing Families" A Conversation Guide, to go along with the Equity Talks video.

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"How Identity is Formed" Conversation Guide

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