Embracing Differences: Families
4C for Children stands for equity and inclusion across the early childhood arena and against any form of discrimination based on: race, nationality, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability or economic status or any other aspect that makes individuals unique.
As we support families searching for child care options or in need of quality child care resources, we embrace this commitment by:
- Offering translation services for those for whom English is a second language.
- Helping parents of children with special needs find child care options that meet the specific needs of their family and their child.
- Matching multilingual families with child care programs that have staff who can communicate both in native language as well as in English.
- Offering families outside resources to help them navigate issues around diversity, inclusion and equity in our monthly e-newsletter, Parent Source.
Recent resources shared with families:
- Talking about social identity with kids, from NPR
- Using Stories to Nurture Identity, from ZERO TO THREE
- Book Recommendations: Books featuring African-American lead characters and/or focused on diversity and social-emotional health from Groundwork Ohio and Dayton Metro Library
- Talking to Children About Racial Bias, from healthychildren.org
- Racism and Violence: Using Your Power as a Parent to Support Children Aged Two to Five, from ZERO TO THREE
- 10 Tips for Teaching and Talking to Kids About Race from EmbraceRace.org
- Resources on talking about race and racism from PBS Kids.
- Talking to Kids about Race and Racism from KidsHealth.org
Read Embracing Differences, our full statement on diversity, equity and inclusion.