Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood Classrooms
Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood Classrooms:
A Practical Guide
by Julie Nicholson, Nathanael Flynn, Julia Hennock, Jonathan Julian, Cyndi Maurer, Encian Pastel, Katie Steele, Tess Unger
By offering practical steps for adults who work with young children to build inclusive and intentional spaces where all children receive positive messages about their unique gender selves, this book increases awareness about gender diversity in learning environments such as child care centres, family child care homes and preschools.
The book is based on some of the most progressive, modern understandings of gender and intersectionality, as well as research on child development, gender health, trauma informed practices and the science of adult learning. By including the voices and lived experiences of gender-expansive children, transgender adults, early childhood educators and parents and family members of trans and gender-expansive children, it contextualizes what it means to rethink early learning programs with a commitment to gender justice and gender equality for all children.