In this FREE training offered by Brooklyn Public Library, educators will strengthen their analysis of diversity in children’s literature. We will examine how representation in picture books impacts children’s social-emotional development, and will practice utilizing tools and resources to assess and build diverse, equitable, and inclusive classroom collections. (CTLE Credits: 3)

By the end of the training, participants will:

  • Practice analyzing and assessing children’s books for representation of diversity and inclusivity.
  • Gain strategies and discover resources for building diverse classroom collections.
  • Learn to use existing books and resources to have meaningful conversations with young children around representation, diversity and inclusivity.

The BKLYN Early Childhood Educator Series is a series of professional development workshops 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 (3 CTLE Credits). 

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

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