Inclusion in the Early Years:

Why, What, How?  

with Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee

January 28th, 6:30-8:00 pm


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In case you missed this fantastic presentation, we have a recorded copy of it!!
If you are part of Canyon Creek Elementary,
please contact our VP-Programs to request to view the presentation.

Here is a document provided by the speaker that might be useful.
Talking to Kids - Resources for Parents & Guardians


Do you know what it means to be inclusive in our school and local community?
You may ask w
hat is inclusion? Simply put, inclusion is the act of being included.
We all know what it feels like to be excluded- and it does not feel good.
Let’s do better for ourselves and our students!

About the Presentation

Folk wisdom tells us that young children don't notice differences or have any biases, yet research is telling us otherwise. What are age appropriate ways to develop intentionally inclusive and identity conscious children? 

This session will give parents of children from elementary to middle school, a developmental timeline for when kids notice difference, absorb biases, and believe stereotypes (much earlier than most adults think). 

Parents will learn age appropriate conversational tools and advice for:

  • modeling behaviors for kids
  • coaching them for reacting to difference
  • choosing/using media mindfully
  • exploring identity and cultural competency

About the Presenter - Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee

Since 2004, Rosetta has been a diversity speaker and trainer on a variety of topics, including cross cultural communication, identity development, implicit and unconscious bias, gender and sexuality diversity, facilitation skills, and bullying in schools.  Rosetta has presented at numerous conferences and nonprofit organizations such as the White Privilege Conference, Junior League, and City Year.  She has also worked with over 250 K-12 public and independent schools throughout the country, as well as a number of colleges and universities. She has served several years on the faculty of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Diversity Leadership Institute, as well as NAIS' diversity think-tank cadre, Call to Action.

We are very excited for her to share her expertise with us!! 

You are invited!

Join us in learning how we can, in age appropriate ways, instill positive self identity in our children and coach them to be positive influences on others' identities. Together, we can co-create inclusive communities that work toward success for all.

Everyone is welcome and this discussion will be presented in English, Spanish and Hindi.  

Hope to see you on Thursday, January 28th from 6:30-8:00pm for the presentation and Q&A via Zoom.

Register here to get the link to the Zoom meeting!

Presented by Canyon Creek PTA, Canyon Creek Elementary and our partners, Northshore Council PTSA, Kenmore Elementary PTA, Kokanee Elementary PTA, Fernwood Elementary PTSA, Ruby Bridges Elementary PTSA and Woodin Elementary PTA.

Learn more about topics like this...

  • Canyon Creek PTA's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee is a safe place where we all learn alongside each other to focus on creating a more equitable and inclusive environment for everyone. To learn more about our DEI committee and to possible get involved, please fill out this google form.
  • You can also visit NSD’s Racial and Educational Justice for more information and resources:


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