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February 15, April 19,

June 21 and September 7

What is Rainbow Kids?

Rainbow Kids is a webinar designed for parents, caregivers and educators to "unbox" the beautiful spectrum of gender and to work toward a more expansive and welcoming world for all children. Children form foundational concepts of gender, families, and love before the age of five. Cultivating inclusive environments to welcome a child's evolving sense of self is essential in these early years. Yet, there are very few accessible options for parents and caregivers of young children to navigate these topics, which can feel unfamiliar or complex. Rainbow Kids offers practical strategies and tools to engage and support young children as they explore who they are and who is in their world.

Registration is open!

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(Content is the same in each webinar)

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Tell me more about the virtual training.

The Rainbow Kids training focuses on why and how to start conversations with young children about diversity as it relates to gender, families and love. Azisa Todd, Lead Trainer and Events Coordinator at the San Mateo County Pride Center, and Nathanael Flynn, an early childhood educator and co-author of Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood Classrooms, are the event facilitators. The 90 minute webinar (including a 30 min Q&A) provides age-appropriate information and guidance on topics such as understanding LGBTQ+ identities, practicing pronouns and inclusive language, and managing the messages children receive every day along with practical strategies for talking with young children and supporting their developing sense of self and others.


After successfully launching this training in 2022, CEC is excited to offer four more free virtual trainings in 2023! We are also planning a culturally-relevant Spanish-language version for the Latinx community. Stay tuned!

Click the button above to read the

2022 summary of this project and impact.

Have questions about Rainbow Kids? Contact Jen Sheldon.

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Rainbow Kids updates and information about future training opportunities.

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