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Gender Development, Expression and Play (CTLE Credits: 3)

In this workshop, we will learn about and discuss gender development in young children. Through discussions of how rigid gender roles and stereotypes can limit children's growth and self-expression, we will collectively develop and role-play strategies to facilitate expansive gender performances and to create inclusive classrooms which support a variety of gender expressions. We will also discuss a variety of ways to resist the perpetuation of harmful gender stereotypes – from rethinking how we praise children to how we organize the classroom – and strategies for working with family members who are struggling with their children's gender non-conforming dress or behavior.


1pm-1:30pm: Registration, refreshments, and library resources.

1:30-4:30: training (3 hours=3 CTLE credits)

4:30-5pm: evaluation, CTLE paperwork, library resources.

Trainer: New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute

Please register using the link below. 


The BKLYN Early Childhood Educator Series is a series of professional development workshops designed and curated for early childhood educators and librarians working with young children in diverse schools, early childhood settings, institutions, and libraries, offered for free through Brooklyn Public Library. Brooklyn Public Library workshops for educators qualify towards the New York State Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credit 100 hour requirement.

The BKLYN Early Childhood Educator Series is supported in part by generous funding from the NY City Council through the City's First Readers Initiative.

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