Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Collaborative Project

Develop awareness and practice positive thinking

Cultivating awareness and practicing positive thinking toward others can significantly impact the overall development of all children.

Join us for a six-part journey to gain a deeper understanding of what diversity, equity and inclusion look like in your community. Work alongside like-minded colleagues and professional development specialists to develop relationship building skills and action plans for intentional and positive change in your early care and education program!

Engage with families in your community

Relationships built on trust and understanding support the growth and development of young children. Getting to know the families in your child care program is a vital stepping stone to establishing and maintaining positive relationships.

Family Connection Sessions will help bridge the gap between families and child care providers as we take time to share information, ask important questions and actively listen to how they feel.

Grow as a professional and as a team

Enroll in a collaborative group that meets once a month, for six months to learn, problem solve, brainstorm, and create meaningful action plans together to implement in your child care programs.

  • Director/Administrator
  • Infant & Toddler Teachers
  • Preschool & School-Age Teachers
  • Family Child Care Providers

Choose the collaborative group that works best for where you are in your ECE career!

Earn up to 12 Training Hours!

Receive high-quality classroom materials

Each participant will be eligible to receive up to 6 classroom material kits provided by Lakeshore Learning! Each kit includes carefully selected materials to provide your programs with high-quality, developmentally appropriate learning materials! In addition to kits filled with age specific materials, programs who enroll staff will also be eligible for additional stipends to spend with Lakeshore Learning!

Cohort Information

Madison County/Estill County

April 6th  – Zoom Meeting                          
May 20th  – Zoom Meeting
Time: 6:30-8:30
April 8th Family Involvement- Zoom
Time: 6:30-8:30


April 18th- Zoom Meeting
May 21st – Zoom Meeting
Time: 6:30-8:30
April 28th Family Involvement – Zoom
Time: 2:00-4:00 


April 29th- Zoom Meeting
May 30th – Zoom Meeting
Time: 6:30-8:30
May 18th  Family Involvement – Zoom
Time: 9:00-11:00

Dates for the meetings in April, May and June will be determined after the March meeting. 

To sign up for one of the Cohorts, please fill out this form. Once you have completed the form, you will receive an email with more information.

Request More Information About DEI Training

Are you interested but need some more information?  Don’t know where to start?  Fill out the form and we will get back to you shortly!

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