Studies suggest that children’s ethnic- racial identify formation is a critical aspect of their development. start recognizing race as early as three months old. However, limited attention has been placed on this critical area of formation. As a result, adults are not always prepared to support children as they explore their own ethnic-racial identity, those of others, and gain a greater understanding of their world. Join us for a discussion on how ethnic-racial identity is formed, why it is important for children to explore their identity, and how we can support children’s understanding of race and ethnicity in the early learning years.