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June 22, 2019

Positive Racial Identity Development in Early Education

Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm $21

Join the Positive Racial Identity Development in Early Education (P.R.I.D.E.) program for a professional development training centered on exposing directors to strategies that promote positive racial identity in African American children. This session will offer 6 credit hours; PQAS approved.

Training Objectives

Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe racial awareness (i.e., the ages and stages at which children develop an awareness of physical characteristics related to existing social categories of race in America),
  2. Display awareness of the role of early educators in supporting children’s healthy understanding of race, and
  3. Illustrate techniques for working with staff and families to integrate conversations and activities that support children’s racial awareness and positive racial identity.


To register for this training, visit the Pennsylvania PD Registry website.


For registration questions, contact Emily Bengel at 412.255.1453 or ebengel@ywcapgh.org.

For course questions, contact Aisha White at 412.383.7372 or aiw9@pitt.edu.

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Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Homewood
7101 Hamilton Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15208 United States
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