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Black History Month

In every learning experience, activity and time spent with the children in our care, talking about diversity, inclusion and the stories of marginalized groups is always important. It's an honour to be in a position where we help to shape the minds of little learners, and it's not something that we take lightly. During Black History month, we took extra time to explore the achievements and contributions of Black people from around the world within their fight for justice and equality. All year round, LCCC strives to be a place that welcomes all cultures and explores all areas of diversity, but during February especially, we listened to more stories and experiences from Black voices throughout history. To do this, our educators prepared and led hands-on learning experiences for the children in their care for them to help scaffold the stories of Black leaders in history, into practical, tangible experiences they can connect.

Black Voices Throughout History

After learning about George Crum and how he initially created potato chips by slicing french fries too thin, this classroom made their own potato chips from scratch. They washed, peeled, sliced and marinated the potatoes before having them baked in the kitchen (by an adult) so they could later eat the product of their hard work. And we can attest, they tasted amazing!

Committing to Inclusivity

Many of the classrooms integrated stories of Black figures throughout history and their fight for inclusivity. Navigating these historical events with young children is a critical component of their overall development, so they can understand and remember that peace and kindness transcend race and human rights are for all people, worldwide.

One Love

All around LCCC, we have been seeing the classrooms sharing the stories, accomplishments, struggles and achievements of Black men and women over time. It's important to highlight all of it, to show the children in our care that supporting diversity, inclusion and rights for everyone, is how the world will grow and expand to become a better place.

As How Does Learning Happen tells us, “Children demonstrate a sense of belonging when they notice similarities and differences between self and others and respond positively to the uniqueness, differing capabilities, and perspectives of others.”

We acknowledge that at LCCC by reducing barriers and creating environments and experiences that are meaningful and engaging. This is done through our actions, our learning activities, the way we treat one another and how we can always best support the children in our care. Because when marginalized children and families see themselves in the environment that surrounds them, it becomes a better, safer and more incredible space for everyone.

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