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Men in Early Childhood Education

Friday, March 05 | 04:30 PM - 05:15 PM

Session 2: Workshops
  • Social Justice/DEI
  • Workshop
  • Early Childhood

As educators and peacekeepers, it is our job to offer a safe and comfortable space for all genders, orientations, races, and other identifiers. Considering the lack of male educators in younger-age classrooms, we will address how a school with a mixed-gender workforce is a necessary part of gender-equity discourse. We will examine cultural gender bias and put forth a practice for creating a more diverse and open educational environment. Also, we will explore making our schools father-friendly, and discuss the importance of the sharing of childcare.

Presented by:
Tatenda B. Muchiriri, Keletso Bongani Ndlovu

Tatenda Blessing Muchiriri is an Infant & Toddler and Early Childhood Montessori guide. He is the founder of Montessori Lens on Facebook, and is currently a Moonshot EdVentures Fellow. AMS-credentialed (Infant & Toddler, Early Childhood).

Keletso Bongani Ndlovu is a Preschool co-educator at Generation Schools in Sunningdale, Cape Town, South Africa. Montessori assistant teacher certificate (Early Childhood). Montessori-credentialed (Early Childhood).