All kids need a strong individual and group identity, but racism hurts the healthy development of both. Racism hurts our entire society. Whether you and the children in your care are directly affected by racism or you’re allies of those who are, engaging honestly and directly with little ones is the beginning of building racial literacy — the skills needed to talk thoughtfully about race and to identify and respond to racism.
The Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Family Transitions team collaborated with Sesame Street to introduce military family service providers to new resources from to develop children’s understanding, curiosity, resilience and empathy — and to prepare for the task of building a better world by standing up, standing tall and standing together. A recording of the webinar which was held in late July is available for viewing.
MFLN is a cooperative project of University of Minnesota Extension, the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Agriculture / National Institute of Food and Agriculture. MFLN has collaborated with Sesame Street on other webinars including Sesame Street and You: Caring for Each Other During COVID-19 and Other Emergencies and a Kids Serve Too! Series.