What kinds of challenges do young Black children face amidst the increasingly complex conditions of the pandemic? How do we create pathways for their success in a nation where children of color are a majority, technological skill expectations are high, and family structures are changing more than ever? As educators, administrators, advocates, and family members, what can we do to support Black Alpha generation (children born after 2010) children in the classroom and at home?
Join us as we discuss how we can – and must – change the game for young Black children. This webinar features three compelling experts in the field of early childhood education:
Cemeré James, interim President and CEO at the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI), leads advocacy work at the national level. She develops and implements strategies to influence and shape government policies and raise public awareness on issues that impact Black children’s education and overall health and well-being. Dr. Aisha Ray is a Distinguished Fellow at the BUILD Initiative and Professor Emerita of Child Development at the Erikson Institute as a developmental psychologist. In her work, she focuses on racial equity, teaching and learning, and professional development. Dr. Valora Washington, CEO & President of the CAYL Institute, is a recognized authority in the early care and education field for promoting and executing significant change initiatives. In her new publication, Changing the Game for Generation Alpha, Dr. Washington identifies six inevitable mega-trends that shape Generation Alpha children, and how to advocate for this diverse and tech immersed next generation.
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Changing the Game for Young Black Children
CAYL Catalyst Webinar Series, Episode #4
Dr. Aisha Ray
Dr. Valora Washington