To achieve its mission of combating prejudice in all its forms, The Initiative has joined forces with Sesame Workshop, a global pioneer in educating and entertaining children through multiple media, to create "Bias-Free Foundations" guidebooks and materials for educators and family members. Featuring beloved Sesame Street characters including Elmo, Cookie Monster and Big Bird, these resources are as visually appealing as they are powerful. The following materials are provided to workshop participants:
Early Childhood Guidebook and Activities for Educators: A 64-page color booklet jam-packed with activities -- including circle time, music/movement and celebrations/traditions and guidance for educators on creating bias-free early childhood programs for children ages 3 to 5.
Early Childhood Poster: A two-sided 4-color poster that highlights and reinforces anti bias concepts introduced in Educator and Family Workshops.
Early Childhood Resources: A 26-page booklet that recommends early childhood books, music, Internet sites and anti-bias resources for educators and family members of children ages 3 to 5.
Early Childhood Activities for Families: A 24-page color booklet for families that provides anti-bias activities -- such as cooking and meal time, reading/telling stories and arts/crafts -- as well as guidance about talking to kids about bias, exposing them to diversity and buying them multicultural toys and books that reflect the world at large.