Tips and Resources for Parents, Staff, and Children
The Office of Head Start recognizes the importance of supporting parents and staff as they talk with children and each other about race and racism. Explore these resources that address how young children learn about race and ways to talk to children to help them cope. Find books for teaching children to embrace diversity. These materials can help families and staff have open and healthy conversations with children of all ages. Note: This is not an exhaustive list.
Resources for Talking with Children
Talking with children from a young age about differences is an effective way to decrease biases and racism.
For Parents, Families and Staff
Web Resources and Toolkits
Talking About Race: Online teaching tool from the Smithsonian's African American History Museum.