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Gender, Expectations, and Social-Emotional Development in Early Childhood Programs

What does it mean to be a boy or a girl–or something else? How do we support children to love their gender, and to talk about what can feel restricting or harmful about it? As early educators how do our own experience of and education about gender impact our ability to support gender diversity and healthy social-emotional development in our classrooms?

In this eye-opening webinar, participants will learn about the importance of creating gender inclusive early learning environments and the concrete actions they can take to create environments that support all children’s healthy gender development. The presenters will guide you to reflect on you own gender identity, expression, and embodiment and how your perception of gender impacts your expectations of children. You will learn about the impact of strict gender roles and stereotypes on young children and adults. The constellation theory of gender development will be introduced as a more inclusive understanding of gender that is big enough for us all.

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