Little Chairs Big Differences

2018-2019 theme: Brave and Creative

Image from Center for Anti-Violence Education

Image from Center for Anti-Violence Education

Little Chairs Big Differences is thrilled to invite you to join us for one of two community gatherings during this year's

Week of the Young Child (April 8-12.) 

Co-hosted with the Center for Anti-Violence Education, please join us for this FREE self-care event in a new series we are calling The Week of the Whole Teacher.

This 3-hour interactive workshop will be an empowerment self-defense training for Early Childhood caregivers of all kinds. Workshop participants will learn a range of physical, verbal and emotional techniques, prevention strategies, and skills that include de-escalation and boundary setting. All CAE workshops are sensitive to the needs of survivors, and this particular workshop will be tailored to our community of caregivers.

It will be a time to come together, to feel, to unwind, and to nourish ourselves in community.

**Please arrive ready to move your body: wear comfortable shoes and clothing. PLEASE NOTE this class is accessible to all body types and abilities. The library facility has wheelchair and walker access.**

Light refreshments will be served.

We look forward to seeing you!


Where: Brooklyn Public Library-Central Branch--Trustees Room

When: Saturday, April 13, 10am-1pm

Who: All early childhood caregivers. **PLEASE NOTE this FREE workshop is limited to 20 people!**

For more info on Center for Anti-Violence Education, visit their website here.

For more info on Little Chairs Big Differences, visit our website here.

Please contact us at with any questions.



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About Us

Little Chairs Big Differences was founded in 2013 by The Maple Street School, a small co-op preschool in Brooklyn, with the collaboration of Wendy Cole, Martha Haakmat, and Takiema Bunche-Smith.  LCBD hosts a variety of events (workshops, panel discussions, celebrations...) and one major yearly conference that offer action-based and social justice-minded resources, support, professional learning, and community connection for those who work with young children.

As early childhood educators we are fundamentally involved in raising awareness and challenging perceptions and accepted norms for the youngest learners and those who work with them, yet we are often left out of larger conversations about identity and intersectionality. Through gatherings and events, Little Chairs Big Differences aims to create space for a means of both celebrating and going deeper into this work, broadening our understanding, and being more action-oriented toward creating a more just society and world.

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