Breathing Room: Early Childhood Educator Affinity Series (Vermont Association for Education of Young Children)
This communal affinity series, sponsored by the Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children and facilitated by Courtney (Coco) Casper, is free and open to early childhood educators who identify as People of Color. Our time together will be dedicated to building connection with one another and openly processing our wide range of experiences in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. This space will deeply honor BIPOC wholeness, joy, hardship, nuance, community care, and racial trauma.
Group facilitation will also include psychoeducation for mental and emotional health management as well as tools for self-advocacy and communal strategizing within the work environment. Participants are invited to experience a conversation in the style of group therapy, engage in breakout spaces, activities, and receive informational handouts.
***This affinity space is free and open to all People of the Global Majority (Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color) who are early educators living and working on unceded Abenaki lands commonly known as Vermont.***
The series will run on Thursdays, May 20 & 27, and June 3 (6:00–7:00 PM). For more information and to download the event flyer, please visit VTAEYC's website.