Here are the next workshops in the series. These workshops are free to CAAEYC members and $25 for nonmembers. The capacity for each workshop is limited to ninety (90) registrants. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
June 19, 2021
Embracing Equity | 8:30am-11:30am
Registration Now Closed
This workshop will highlight the idea that Embracing Equity is not itself a goal, but part of a longer journey that leads to building more equitable communities where every child thrives. This journey begins with self-reflection, which includes unpacking implicit and explicit biases. Collaboration is essential on this journey and participants will learn key strategies to work collaboratively with diverse families. Through a process of guided self-reflection and shared experiences of successful collaboration, participants will be supported in building intentional, strength-based practices that embrace equity in the classroom.
Presented by Sheila Smith, MA
Sheila C. Smith, M. A., is a seasoned professional whose career in education spans 40 years. She is formerly known as a teacher, director, and board member for Early Childhood Education programs. She currently serves as an Adjunct Instructor for Solano Community College and Sacramento State Continuing Education. Ms. Smith holds a Master of Arts Degree in Human Development with a Specialization in Leadership in Education from Pacific Oaks College. She serves on the CAAEYC Committee for Equity and Inclusion. Her community work comes with vast knowledge and experience in matters related to diversity, equity and cultural awareness. Her other work includes serving on Teachers 4 Equity, workshop facilitating, community organizing, writing, media production, and advocacy for education, youth and equity. Her favorite quote is from George Washington Carver, “Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.”