DEI Resources: Supporting Latino and Hispanic Communities

In supporting diversity, Head Start believes that every child deserves success. Racial bias, injustice and racism have no place in or around the Head Start community. Latino and Hispanic families and communities deserve to feel heard, appreciated, and celebrated. Join NHSA in utilizing these free resources and tools to learn together!

Hispanic Heritage Month Sources

  • Hispanic Heritage and Head Start (NHSA)
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month (Library of Congress)
  • Hispanic Heritage Month (Census Bureau)
  • The Creation and Evolution of the National Hispanic Heritage Celebration (Office of the Historian)
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month 1989 (The America Presidency Project)
  • National Hispanic Heritage Week 1968 Bill History (Politico)

Talking to Children About Racism

Understanding Bias

  • Bias Buster Basics and Bias Buster Essentials (NHSA)
  • The Unconscious Bias: An Educator's Self-Assessment (First Book)
  • Start with Equity: Data, Research and an Actionable Policy Agenda (Children's Equity Project, in partnership with the Bipartisan Policy Center)

Promoting Empathy

  • Resources for Race, Equity, Anti-Racism, and Inclusion (We Need Diverse Books)
  • The Stories for All Project: Asian & Pacific Islander Characters & Cultures (First Book)
  • Show Up: Your Guide to Bystander Intervention (RIGHT TO BE)
  • Hispanic Heritage Booklists (Colorín Colorado)

Practicing Trauma-Informed Care

  • Fostering Healing Through Trauma-Informed Practices (Office of Head Start)
  • Trauma Toolkit for Educators (First Book)
  • Equity in Early Childhood Education Collection (New America)

Supporting Latino and Hispanic Communities During COVID-19

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