Culture and Language

Advancing Racial and Ethnic Equity in Head Start

Children from various ethnicitiesThe Advancing Racial and Ethnic Equity in Head Start Webinar Series promotes anti-bias and anti-racism strategies Head Start and Early Head Start programs can use in their practices, services, and systems. It builds upon foundations in the Multicultural Principles for Early Childhood Leaders and the Head Start Program Performance Standards. It also complements Head Start's history of anti-racism in action. Watch the webinars to reflect on individual perspectives and recommit to building program environments that communicate genuine care, value, and respect for all children, families, and staff.

Topics for the four-part series include:

  • Exploring terminology and engaging in challenging conversations about racism
  • Discussing children's understanding of race and identity development
  • Developing anti-bias teaching practices
  • Examining principles and policies for human resource systems that honor diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Exploring intersections of health and racial equity to support the wellness of children, families, and staff