Sunday, June 7, 2020

"We All Sing With The Same Voice"

Talking with Young Children about Racism and Current Events

To Our Preschool Families, 

During this time of nationwide discord, many parents have reached out and asked for guidance in talking to their children about  topics such as racism, the recent nationwide protests, embracing diversity and increasing understanding. Below are some resources that may be of assistance to you and your family. It is our hope that these developmentally appropriate resources can be a starting place for your family when discussing these important topics.

Parent Articles
Talking with Children About Racial Bias, American Academy of Pediatrics
Talking to Kids About George Floyd, Child Mind Institute 
Children’s Books
We're Different; We're the Same (Sesame Street Series) by Bobbi Kates
The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler
The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman
I Am Perfectly Designed by Karamo Brown and Jason “Rachel” Brown
We All Sing with the Same Voice by J. Philip Miller and Sheppard M. Greene
Finally, for those who may have missed it, CNN and Sesame Street teamed up for their second Town Hall style program this past Saturday. It featured questions from children and parents about racism, the recent nationwide protests, diversity and inclusivity.  The 60-minute special ,"Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism; A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families," can be found by clicking the link below.

Your Preschool Student Support Staff, 

Michaela Greene, Guidance Counselor, Amelio Della Chiesa
Lisa Chan-Iannetta, School Psychologist, Amelio Della Chiesa
Cathy Aho, Guidance Counselor, Snug Harbor Community School
Kathleen Vanderstreet, Guidance Counselor, Point Webster
Jessica Sikora, School Psychologist, Snug Harbor & Point Webster

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

We're Going On A Picnic

Enjoy Singing Along to "We're Going on a Picnic" with Ms. Jen a Prek Teacher at Della Chiesa