Early Childhood: An Important Time to Introduce Social Justice and Diversity to Young Children

Due to concerns about COVID-19, this training is cancelled.

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Early childhood is an important time when young children learn how to treat each other; begin to learn about differences; and begin to express how they feel about their experiences. Join us to learn about the value and impact of understanding differences among us all. Together we will explore WHY and HOW this understanding is important to both learn for ourselves, and to introduce these vital concepts to young children as a stepping stone to a more socially just community and world.

This session addresses Massachusetts Core Competency 3: Partnering with Families and Communities.


Early Childhood Educators


5 training hours or .5 CEU


Future training dates will be announced here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.


  • Safire DeJong

    Safire DeJong, Ed.D. works in the Professional Development department at the Collaborative for Education Services (CES). Safire leads social justice focused consulting and professional development for PK-12 schools with an array of talented and experienced co-facilitators and consultants.

  • thumbnail of Desiree Lalbeharie-Josias

    Desiree Lalbeharie-Josias, Ed.D. is the Director of the Early Childhood Department at CES.  She earned both her Bachelor’s degree in Education and Child Study and her Master’s degree in Education of the Deaf from Smith College.  She completed her doctoral studies at University of Massachusetts-Amherst in Special Education with a focus on Early Intervention.  

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413.586.4900 x5568