Training Event Details

First 5 San Francisco

Uncovering Black Joy in ECE Settings: Honoring Black Children in ECE Settings
Inital Date/Time: 09/02/2023 / 10:00 AM - 09/02/2023 / 12:00 PM,
Number of sessions: 4
Total Hours: 8.00 Clock Hours
Price: $0.00
Event Type: Web-based Time Specific
Language of Instruction:
Interpreter Language(s): English

1. Understanding and responding to issues of racism and injustice in ECE programs. 

2. Understand the urgency to support and uplift Black children in ECE settings. 

3. Connecting and relating to Black families in meaningful, supportive ways. 

4. Disrupting the “Status Quo” to support the learning/development for Black children. 

5. Understanding biases, reflecting on upbringing/experiences, understanding social intersectionality, and cultivating empowering narratives. 
Web-based Time Specific 09/02/2023 / 10:00 AM - 09/02/2023 / 12:00 PM,
Web-based Time Specific 09/23/2023 / 10:00 AM - 09/23/2023 / 12:00 PM,
Web-based Time Specific 10/28/2023 / 10:00 AM - 10/28/2023 / 12:00 PM,
Web-based Time Specific 11/18/2023 / 10:00 AM - 11/18/2023 / 12:00 PM,
This is an training for .
Prior knowledge or experience needed:
This training will cover
Early learning standards/foundations: Infant Care (Birth - 18 Months), Toddler Care (19 - 36 Months), Preschool (3 - 5 Years)
Is this a Gateways training? No
Session 1: Introduction to the Series: Why Now/ Urgency for Action

To move forward, we have to understand our past. This session will help to unpack some of the historical events that have shaped society today. Participants will understand why there needs to be a series dedicated to uncovering Black Joy in ECE settings.

Session 2: Reimagining Learning to Highlight “Gifts” of the Child

In honor of Juneteenth, this session will highlight and celebrate Black culture. Participants will learn more about how to incorporate the many “gifts” of the Black child in classroom spaces while affirming their social identity.

Session 3: The Impact of Stress and Brain Development- Pedagogical Approach to Support Classroom Learning

We have to understand and make the connection between teaching and learning. Participants will learn more about the “impact” of stress on brain development. Participants will learn how this modification can then affect the way information is received and processed in classroom spaces. Participants will understand the pedagogical approach to support Black children in academic spaces to support achievement.

Session 4: Recognizing and Understanding Culture/ Family Values and Effective Partnerships with Families

Families are the child’s first teacher. To move this work forward, we have to collaborate and partner with families. Participants will understand the importance of partnering with Black families to support the Black child.

Facilitated by Deminika Spears
Times: 10am-12pm
Dates: (Saturdays) 9/2/2023 - 9/23/2023 - 10/28/2023 - 11/18/2023

*Please note we will be offering optional PLCs after session 1:
Times: 6:30-8pm
Dates: (Wednesday) 9/9/2023 - 9/27/20233 - 11/1/2023 - 11/22/2023 - 11/29/2023
The sessions will be in English.

**Meets the ELS requirement for professional development on Anti-Bias and Equity

Training Contact: Deminika Spears , , (510) 409-2206
Training Organization Contact: SFQC ,
Capacity: 45
Enrolled: 26
Waitlist: 0