What does it mean to be a boy or a girl–or something else? How do we support children in loving their gender, and talking about how it can feel restricting? As early educators, how do our own experiences of and education about gender impact our ability to support gender diversity and healthy social-emotional development in our classrooms?
In this webinar, participants will learn how to create gender-inclusive learning environments and the concrete actions they can take to create environments that support all children’s healthy gender development. The presenters will guide participants to reflect on their own gender identity, expression, and embodiment and how our own perception of gender can impact our expectations of the children in our care. Participants will learn about the impact of strict gender roles and stereotypes on young children and adults.
After participating in this webinar, participants will be able to…
define the gender binary and identify its limitations.
recognize how gender diversity impacts social-emotional development during the early childhood years.
identify at least three strategies you can use to create gender-inclusive early learning settings for children and families.