Early Risers: Parent Perspectives on Racial Equity in Early Childhood

About the Program

How do you help young children understand the importance of racial equity? How do we help them make sense of what they’re seeing and hearing about race everyday?

In this one-hour special, listeners will hear first-person perspectives of parents navigating these discussions. In addition, we will also share practical tips and insights from a variety of early childhood experts about how to talk with very young children about race and racism.

This is a special broadcast episode of the Early Risers podcast, which is a co-production of Minnesota Public Radio and Little Moments Count. Early Risers delivers frank facts, engaging stories and practical tips for anyone who cares about raising children with a clear-eyed understanding of cultural differences, race and implicit bias.


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Preview available: May 11, 2023
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Broadcast Window

May 25, 2023 - September 6, 2023

Broadcast Rights

Available to all APM affiliates; subscription to the APM Presents package is not required for carriage. Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before September 7, 2023. The program must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact their American Public Media Station Relations Representative.

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Dianne Haulcy

Known for her leadership and vast experience in the field of early childhood development and education, Dianne Haulcy serves as President and CEO of The Family Partnership. A non-profit created to anticipate and address the evolving needs of families and individuals, many of whom are the most vulnerable in our community. Following the killing of George Floyd in 2020, Dianne called on her colleagues in the early childhood field to wake up to the reality of racism and implicit bias in how we’re raising and teaching our children. The seed for Early Risers was planted – a podcast about racial equity in early childhood, along with a hope that we can raise a generation that will bring a new dawn of racial equity for the future.

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