About the Author:

Dr. Toni Sturdivant is the Director of Early Learning and Head Start for the Mid America Regional Council, where she leads a team of 30 staff to oversee a Head Start grant that serves 2400+ young children through 17 partner agencies, in addition to leading systematic work in early learning initiatives throughout the region . She was previously Vice President of Early Education at Camp Fire First Texas and an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Texas A&M-Commerce. A successful classroom teacher of three- and four-year-olds, she has also developed training for early childhood educators in grades Pre-K through 3rd grade across the country and internationally. She has taught pre-service teachers, current teachers, and other future professionals aspiring to work with children at three universities and one community college district. She holds a PhD in Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching with a cognate in Early Childhood Education from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Toni Sturdivant, PhD 's Books

  • I Like Myself: Fostering Positive Racial Identity in Young Black Children

    Author: Toni Sturdivant, PhD

    Product Code:
    547893 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-789-3 (Softbound)
    Age Focus: 3-6

    Description & More Details

    I Like Myself provides lesson planning insights and academic activities that are designed to facilitate positive racial identity in Black children. Supplementing and complementing any curriculum, this critical resource provides information across social-emotional, academic, and fine arts domains that stay faithful to curricular goals while specifically targeting the racial identity needs of Black preschoolers. Targeting the Black identity specifically, the lessons are designed to be engaging, meaningful and effective for all students, so each child feels valued and accepted while also gaining the knowledge and skills that they need to be successful.

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