We Grieve with Our Community
Wonderland grieves and our hearts are breaking for the countless men, women, and children who have died because of the color of their skin. Mr. George Floyd’s death and our country’s protests serve as a stark reminder that we still have much work to do to address the systemic racism, inequities, and disparities that exist in our country.
“We must be the change we wish to see in the world” (credited to Mahatma Gandhi), and so Wonderland is recommitting itself to its vision—”that children of all abilities and backgrounds are celebrated for their unique gifts and contributions, have the skills and confidence to reach their full potential, and are active and valued members of thriving families and communities.”
We will be working with and talking to community partners and leaders in the days ahead to determine what more we can do as individuals and as a non-profit agency to ensure that Mr. Floyd’s death truly is a turning point for our country, our community, and our children . . . at long last.
Here are a list of resources that may help you to be a part of the solution as parents/caregivers and members of our great community.
- Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup
- NPR What to Say to Kids When the News is Scary
- Framing Brave Conversations About Race and Equity
- Talking to Children About Race
- Helping Youth After Community Trauma
- Talking to Kids About Tragedies and Other News Events
- Teaching Tolerance
- Children’s Books to Teach Young Kids to be Anti-Racist
- Children’s books featuring kids of color being themselves. That’s enough!
If you are interested in additional resources, please contact your provider team for more information.