Highlighting Black Excellence in Shared American Experiences
Raze Early Learning and Development Center demolishes the divisive and traumatic current narrative of the black student in education. Raze Early Learning and Development Center prioritizes family engagement and partnership by first acknowledging the parent as the cornerstone teacher.
Secondly, by addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of needs-through community partnership and resources we ensure that our students are in optimal positions to reach their full potential . Through onsite culturally based mental and behavioral health supports we address the mental health disparities that students living in historically marginalized communities face. We provide culturally immersive, individualized curriculum and instruction that validates and affirms black culture. We employ culturally responsive teaching strategies that create psychologically safe environments, fosters understanding of differences, establishes self-worth and builds self-esteem, as well as create attainable high standards for our students to ensure kindergarten readiness. In doing so, we set the stage to eradicate the blinding stereotypes that have perpetuated the the preschool to prison pipeline.
Raze Early Learning and Development Center is a safe place for ALL students to explore the beauty of our shared experiences as Americans through the black American lens.
Our vision is to raze the bias driven narrative that feeds the suppression of quality education to Black students and to ensure the mental, physical health and social-emotional well being of those most impacted by inequalities in Eastern Washington.
Black excellence, ingenuity, and pride in country is found throughout our shared history and should be taught in the curriculum that is presented in preschool and toddler classrooms. At Raze Early Learning and Development Center, create curriculum that is holistic in its approach to building the necessary skills to learn, retain and implement what is being taught on a day to day basis.
We believe that curriculum should be designed to meet the individual need of the students. Curriculum should have a balance of activities that support social/emotional growth, physical exploration as well as create a solid academic foundation in preparation for kindergarten. It is our belief that education is something that should be experienced rather than just received through a lecture or book. A child’s personal learning style, large and small group activities, instructional time as well as real life application are all apart of what we consider when creating daily curriculum.
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