Black History Month

Message From the E.D. In honor of Black History Month

During this Black History Month, I donned my preschool teacher hat for just a moment to read a story to some of our young learners at Higher Horizons. The book of choice was titled, “Shine Bright” by Kheris Rogers. It was a pivotal moment for me, as I was curious about the depth of the children’s knowledge regarding the importance of recognizing and accepting each of our unique physical and inner differences. To my surprise, they were full of perspective about why the character “Imani” was treated differently by her peers and predicted what they thought would happen next as we turned each page.

Sitting there and listening to this excited, diverse group of children reinforced something I already knew – that racism and intolerance of differences are learned behaviors! Children simply and innocently understand that we are all unique and different in our own special ways. They grasp the concept that everyone should be treated with kindness and acceptance. As adults, we can stand to take heed of what they show us about respect and tolerance every day.

While Black history is extremely important, it is also crucial to remember the current and persistent issues around race and diversity that are impacting our world today.

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Higher Horizons Head Start

Higher Horizons, a private, non-profit organization was founded in 1963 as the first licensed early care and education facility in Fairfax County, VA. Higher Horizons serves 300 low-income children and families in the Bailey’s Crossroads and Falls Church communities of Fairfax County. Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Head Start, and the Fairfax County Office for Children, the program provides high quality, comprehensive early childhood education and development services to income eligible expectant mothers and children 0-5 and their families.

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We serve prenatal to 5 years old

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