• We acknowledge the pain and suffering that anti-Black racism causes and continues to cause.

  • We speak out against racism in all of its forms.

  • We speak out against oppression.

  • We speak out against the recent killings of unarmed Black people, most recently Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd.

  • We stand in solidarity with those who pursue equity, justice, human dignity for all, and an end to racism.

SECA Board of Directors and Staff, June 3, 2020

Since 1948 SECA has embraced a multicultural philosophy. Our position has always been to represent a membership "composed of persons from all races, religions, philosophies and from a multitude of national origins".

 

To view our histories, specifically regarding Multicultural education, click here. You can also view our complete histories here.

SECA's Multicultural Position Statement

  • We believe that a better understanding of multicultural education is developed through: Establishing goals and objectives that guide the enlightenment of teachers, parents and children for the social, political and economic realities encountered in a culturally diverse and complex society.

  • ​We believe that a better understanding of multicultural education is developed through: Eliminating MYTHS and MISCONCEPTIONS that tend to influence attitudes and actions toward those who are culturally different.

  • ​We believe that teachers and parents can share the responsibility of enhancing multicultural awareness in young children. The many factors include: culture, various kinds of media (TV programming, advertising, and children's books, for example), other children adn adults. Teacher can support parents; parents can become involved in the class room.

  • We rocommend that the learning environment be kept consistently multiethnic through:

    • A variety of multiethnic/multicultural and self-awareness materials.

    • Planned and vicarious learning experiences.

    • Human resources that serve as role models.

    • Relevant instructional strategies.

    • Materials that are free from bias, omissions, and sterotypes.

    • Flexible scheduling.

    • Continuous use of ideas and materials that represent cultures throughout the year.

 

Southern Early Childhood Association 
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Jacksonville, AR 72078

Phone 1-501-221-1648