Positive Racial Identity Development in Early Education

In collaboration with the Office of Child Development and the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh, the SEED Lab conducted a yearlong scan to understand Positive Racial Identity Development in Early Education (PRIDE). The scan consisted of an extensive literature review, focus groups with local teachers and parents, and phone interviews with a national pool of experts. The result of this effort was a report that has been presented on the Essential Pittsburgh show on Pittsburgh’s local NPR station, on the Lynn Hayes Freeland Show on Pittsburgh’s CBS affiliate, and in a press conference with Pittsburgh’s Mayor and the University’s Vice Chancellor. For more information about PRIDE, please see this video by the scan contributors. 

We are actively seeking funding and partnerships to continue this line of research. If you are a local school or administrator who is interested in professional development training on PRIDE, please contact us for details.