Realizing the Strength of Social Justice in Early Childhood Education

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 6,8
  • Skill Level: Advanced

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. apply principles of social justice when working with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, during or through assessment, consultation, intervention, service planning, and service delivery.
  2. consider the intersection of social justice and other special interest areas when working with the early childhood population.
  3. promote the importance of social justice in addressing issues of inequality and disproportionality in early childhood education.


School psychologists can promote positive development across the lifespan beginning by fostering social justice in early childhood education. However, social justice might be underconsidered by practitioners as being important to school psychology practice with the early childhood population. This conversation is intended to provide an opportunity for school psychologists to discuss how the principles of social justice might be applied and promoted when working with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.



Meagan M. Guenther, Rio Elementary School District
Lynanne Black, Indiana University of Pennsylvania


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