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Since beginning my work with Heather, she has been an exemplary coach. Because of her I have been able to comprehend systemic racism over time, understand implicit bias, prejudice and learn about privilege. She has been a vital resource to me and I look forward to continuing our work together.
As an interracial family, Heather’s coaching has been instrumental in helping us understand how racism in our society will impact our son’s development throughout his childhood and adolescence. Because of her guidance, our entire family is now more aware of and adept at handling conversations about race, and preparing our son for how to recognize and react to the influence of race on his social, emotional, and academic interactions.The Williams Family
A well-researched, engaging and powerful workshop on talking about race within the context of the developmental understanding for 0-6 year olds.
This workshop educated me and my teachers on the ways children conceptualize, internalize and use race to understand their world. More importantly, it gave us a platform to have a unifying conversation about the importance of race in the cultivation of self-esteem. Perhaps the most surprising part of the workshop occurred after the workshop ended. This workshop facilitated a bond that has deepened our resolve to empower our students to be confident and deepened our connection to one another as coworkers.
This was truly a team building and bonding exercise. The integrity and honesty creates an atmosphere of support and understanding that builds bridges and bonds. We have acquired a new language of love, respect and inclusion.
Jennifer Henry, Founder, Hillpoint Prepatory
Playhouse Preschool’s first 2017-2018 Parent Educational Workshop was “Talking to Preschoolers about Race”. The most important lesson I came away with is that the conversation about race is an ongoing process that needs to continue on and on. There are more questions than answers and posing the questions is an important part of the process. The conversation involves sharing viewpoints and values that we grew up with and how they affected our perceptions of others, and ourselves, how our experiences in the world shaped our feelings of belongingness or alienation, listening to each other. These are all parts of the process. The Growing Edge did a wonderful job of starting the process for Playhouse families and staff. It is the responsibility of us all to continue to conversation.
Lisa Korn, Educational Director, Playhouse Preschool
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