Look at the world through the eyes of very young children, a world where everyone is accepted. Accepted, that is, until the moment when someone in their lives sends them a message that "difference" is bad. Sadly, that someone is usually, an adult.
That is why, in 2000, ADL's A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute launched The Miller Early Childhood Initiative, thanks to a generous grant from the Harvey L. Miller Family Foundation. From its very inception, The Initiative, had one clear goal in mind: To prevent, before they had a chance to take hold, the actions and beliefs that foster hate.
The Initiative works with educators and family members - along with Sesame Workshop - to encourage children to not only respect, but to embrace our differences, and to resist bigotry in all its forms. With your help, we can nurture future generations and prepare America's 12 million preschoolers to live in a complicated world.