The vision of community that the early childhood classroom provides can color children's expectations about equity, cooperation and citizenship for a lifetime.
This training kit for early childhood educators profiles seven innovative classrooms in which teachers are helping children practice fairness, respect and tolerance.
"Starting Small" includes:
- 58-minute film featuring Vivian Gussin Paley
- Companion text (PDF) featuring classroom profiles, reflection prompts and activities
"'Starting Small' expanded my vision and philosophy and radically changed what I did in the classroom. Now, as an administrator, I'm providing the kit to staff so they may benefit as well." - P.B., administrator
Teachers can order this kit for free.