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Episode 10 - June 18, 2020

Our team is back this week with our 10th video in this series. In this episode, recognizing that the field of infant and early childhood mental health was built to address inequities for our youngest parents, families and children – we are delving into the data that grounds this work, specifically the work of Dr. Walter Gilliam from Yale who studies responses to behavior that our youngest students get based on their gender and race, and has some startling findings. Click the video below to watch and for some additional resources.

Here is the full brief of Dr. Gilliam’s report: https://medicine.yale.edu/childstudy/zigler/publications/Preschool%20Implicit%20Bias%20Policy%20Brief_final_9_26_276766_5379_v1.pdf and more videos of him talking about this important issue https://www.pbs.org/video/uncovering-bias-in-preschool-education-raohi8/.

Please reach out (to piec@ssw.umaryland.edu or in a comment below) with any questions, and share your resources as it relates to understanding and addressing racism and bias in the early childhood classroom.

Be well and be in touch!

The PIEC Team

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