Next Circle meeting | May 22, 2024 starting at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom CLICK HERE to Join Us

The Equity Circle has a new Facebook Group to have ongoing conversations and share resources. It is found HERE.

The recording from the January 24 meeting with guest presenter Sam Cipolla, PT, DPT on Accessible Parks is now available for viewing HERE.

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Recognize and respect the unique value of every individual’s culture, family structure, language, race, gender, ability, religion, and economic class.


Take a holistic approach to understanding the impact of racism and inequity on the early childhood community. We will do this by:

  • Building collaborative relationships between families and early childhood professionals to support all children with equitable opportunities.
  • Recognizing individual backgrounds and our own biases (implicit and explicit) to meet children and families where they are and provide differing levels of support depending on individual need.
  • Providing training and support for early childhood professionals to foster success and maximize each child’s potential.

Equity Circle Field Trip - Valentine Museum Figures of Freedom Shockoe Bottom Walking Tour

Sunday, May 19 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. | Register Here

Please join us for this casual and informational field trip by the Valentine Museum in Richmond, VA for the Figures of Freedom Shockoe Bottom Walking Tour! Space is limited on the tour, VAAEYC is holding ten complimentary tickets first-come, first-served. (Additional tickets may be secured if space is still available.)

Field trip description:

Step into the past in Shockoe Bottom, one of Richmond’s oldest historic districts, to explore the struggles for freedom that helped shape America. Join Richmond’s most experienced guides as we discover stories of Richmond’s earliest Indigenous inhabitants, enslaved people fighting to be free, Thomas Jefferson’s historic Statute of Religious Freedom, Dr. Mary Walker’s demands for equality for women and more. We’ll visit Richmond’s canal walk, check out beautiful murals and visit the Henry “Box” Brown monument. This tour has been reviewed by Sportable for wheelchair accessibility, ensuring that individuals of all abilities can participate comfortably. Easy, 1-mile walk includes a scavenger hunt for kids.

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