We partner with preschools and child care centers to help them build their capacity to create anti-racist and liberated early learning environments for children and their families.

The Challenges We Face

Preschools, child care centers and other early learning providers can unknowingly perpetuate systems of oppression and anti-Blackness, which can cause harm to the children we love.

Organizations who do not actively build anti-racist early learning environments may unknowingly perpetuate unconscious bias, unconscious anti-Blackness and systemic racism, which can result in:

Putting BIPOC children on the preschool to prison pipeline.

Creating environments where children of color are marginalized and isolated by their peers.

Not meeting the needs of all your children by engaging in less eye contact, less verbal interactions and disregarding the pain of BIPOC children.

We Are Here to Help!

RISE can support you in creating anti-racist and liberated early learning environments:

Organizational Assessment & Coaching

We help you identify your strengths and gaps and work with you to build a multi-year plan of action to build the early learning environment that is culturally affirming for all children

Professional Development & Pedagogy

The Anti-Racist Early Care

and Education Learning Series consists of a pre-work module, 8 self-paced modules, and a final Capstone Project module all designed to help ECE teachers and administrators build their knowledge and capacity to create anti-racist and liberated early learning environments for all children but especially children of color.

Classroom Support Materials

Educators and administrators who have attended the Anti-racist Early Care and Education Learning Series will have access to our custom-designed, play-based anti-racist classroom manual that will help you continue your journey in becoming an anti-racist educator.

Who We Serve

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Voices From Our Partners

“I am learning new ways to apply things I already know in an early childhood classroom.”

“I look at almost everything differently now.”

“I’m starting to apply what I’ve learned to my everyday life.”