Anti-Racism & Equity
Green Space Learning is dedicated to assisting early childhood professionals in developing anti-racism programming for young children through meaningful professional development, implicit bias training, and access to early childhood mental health consultants and other resources.
The Play Studio
Play Studio believes that all children deserve a childhood rich in experiences and play, to have their ideas respected and to be given an opportunity to explore and create.
To this end, we are committed to providing play spaces to children of all backgrounds. We recognize that black and brown children, immigrant children, and other marginalized groups are less likely to spend childhood free of stress, traumatic experiences and undue academic pressure.
Therefore, we will use our influence and resources to bring play, respect, and freedom of expression to children in under-resourced communities.
Visit us online at www.playstudiofw.com and in person at 3005 E Belknap Street, Fort Worth, TX 76111.
Empowered by a grant from Texas Workforce Commission (TWC);
Green Space Learning and our partnering agencies have designed the Addressing Challenging Behaviors program to reduce expulsions in preschools.
Research has shown us that children of color, especially Black boys, are disproportionately experiencing suspension and expulsion from preschool at a rate 3 times that of their white peers. Early childhood teachers, no matter their race, show implicit bias towards children of color by expecting misbehavior, rating the severity of those behaviors, and seeing age appropriate behavior as problematic.
Our hopes are that through the Addressing Challenging Behaviors program, early childhood teachers will use new skills to minimize behavior issues, learn and understand their internal biases, collectively and individually reduce those biases, and reduce or eliminate preschool suspension and expulsions.
To learn more and see if you're eligible to enroll, visit us at www.greenspacetx.com/challenging.
Disrupting Bias Training
How do we approach talking about bias, diversity, race and differences with children? Creating a culture of diversity in classrooms is more than just multicultural books and posters. Biases are developed during infancy and toddlerhood when learning happens unconsciously.
This training takes a look at how these hidden messages are formed and what we can do to change them. Experienced trainers Kym Shaw Day and Audrey Rowland offer practical guidance, tools for reflection and assessment, and provide opportunities to practice using the language of diversity.
Green Space Learning offers trainings in-person, live virtually and online.
To take this course online, click here.
To request a live training about disrupting bias, contact us here.
Links & Resources
Statement from NAEYC on Implicit Bias Research
Early Childhood Anti-Bias Education Booklists