Race & Education: Supporting the Formation of Ethnic- Racial Identity in Early Childhood

Studies suggest that children’s ethnic-racial identify formation is a critical aspect of their development and start recognizing race as early as three months old. However, limited attention has been placed on this critical area of formation. As a result, adults are not always prepared to support children as they explore their own ethnic-racial identity, those of others, and gain a greater understanding of their world. Join The Hunt Institute for a discussion on how ethnic-racial identity is formed, why it is important for children to explore their identity, and how we can support children’s understanding of race and ethnicity in the early learning years.

This session will be moderated by Dr. Jacqueline Jones of Foundation for Child Development and will be joined by:

  • Dr. Stephanie Curenton-Jolly of Boston University
  • Dr. Jennifer Keys Adair of the University of Texas
  • Dr. Assistant Secretary Jovanna Archuleta of the New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department

This event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from at 2 p.m. (EST). Please click on the button below to register for this event by The Hunt Institute.