Promoting the Positive Racial Identity of Black Infants and Toddlers in Early Childhood Programs

We know that the first 1,000 days are a sensitive period in children’s development, but did you know that the early years are also important for positive ethnic-racial identity? Positive ethnic-racial identity is protective and promotive for children’s healthy development – especially children from racially and linguistically minoritized families and communities. Unfortunately, this is an area rarely discussed and educators who care for and teach babies are undervalued and receive low compensation. In this webinar, participants will examine how Black families and their babies have been dealing with two pandemics – COVID-19 and racism.