C'E Montessori stands in solidarity with the Black community and joins all those in the fight against racism. Our school understands the critical importance and responsibility of Education, and specifically Early Childhood Education in creating a more equitable society. We strive to be a community where children, teachers and families from varied backgrounds learn and work together in harmony, and where we confront the realities of racism and fight together towards a greater peace.
In our classrooms, experiences and lessons are immersive. Practical Life is sprinkled throughout and carries themes that are nearly invisible yet present everywhere. Reading books and discussing important Black figures, injustice and privilege are all part of our anti-racist curriculum, but consider how culture is learned and experienced - through being ubiquitous. Our music, our art-making, our practical life work, our imagery, our taste buds, everything in concert creates an experience where children get accustomed to and ultimately expect Black representation and excellence.
An anti-racist education includes institutional responses, instructional responses, an updated curriculum and continuous teacher training. Our team actively researches bias and other elements that contribute to unequal outcomes to purposefully work in opposition to them. Our teachers are open and honest with children in conversations about racism and anti-racism.