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Children form foundational concepts of gender, families, and love before the age of five. As such, parents, teachers, and other caregivers of young children may have questions like:​​

 

  • What everyday influences shape my child’s sense of what it means to be a “boy” or a “girl”?

  • How do I support a child’s exploration through play of concepts like family and gender?

  • ​What strategies can I use to encourage children to feel safe and confident in their bodies, families, classroom and world?

 

Click the button above to access info sheets, ways to practice this knowledge, and links to local and national resources.

In 2022, we offered three free virtual trainings for parents, caregivers, and others pursuing a more expansive, welcoming world for young children. Using scenario practice and interactive games, this webinar was facilitated by Azisa Todd (Lead Trainer for the San Mateo County Pride Center) and Nathanael Flynn (Early Childhood Educator and co-author of Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood Classrooms).

Click the button above to receive info about scheduling a Rainbow Kids training or getting trained to offer one.

Rainbow Kids is a project of Community Equity Collaborative in partnership with the San Mateo County Pride Center and with funding from Silicon Valley Community Foundation.