Professionalism isn't for our safety, it's to contain us, constrain us, assimilate us into a white narrative. And so how do we fight back? How do we allow our culture to wash over us and restore us? As we sit and conversate with Joana (she/ela), a former nanny turned DEI practioner who hails from Brazil, we chat about how we can raise and rear children from the joys and strengths of their culture. Join us as we hear lessons and stories from Brazil.
Since meeting over 5 years ago at Hilltop Children's Center and Educator Institute in Seattle, WA (Coast Salish Territory), Nick Terrones (he/him) and Mike Browne (he/him) have been working towards a critical reimagination of ECE spaces for BIPOC educators and youth. In 2020, they teamed up to deliver a podcast titled Napcast, where they explore the intersection of early childhood education with race, identity, and culture. Now in new roles, Nick as the Program Director of Daybreak Star Preschool at United Indians of All Tribes, and Mike, Sr. Director of Community Engagement at Cultivate Learning, they combine their experience from their time in the classroom with their insights as ECE leaders in order to challenge your perspective on the ways we teach, play, and love society's youngest citizens. Please share your questions, comments, and thoughts at our new email address - Napcast206@gmail.com--- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/napcast206/support