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Zero Tolerance Work on prevention within Early Years Sector

It is never too early to question what is seen as ‘normal’ or what is traditionally expected of boys and girls in our society. Indeed doing so from a very young age helps to protect children from the negative consequences of inequality and discrimination as they grow into adults. Zero Tolerance is seeking to mainstream gender equality through all early learning and childcare provision in Scotland including introducing the topic to pre-qualification practitioner training.

Alongside partners in the early years workforce we have undertaken a number of activities designed to bring about change in this area with the aim that gender equality is promoted from birth.

Further reading:

Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow Into Troublesome Gaps - And What We Can Do About It

Gender Equity in the Early Years Book by Naima Browne

Breaking the Mould: Challenging Gender Stereotypes: NUT 2014.

Webinar for Early Years practitioner - Challenging Gender Norms and Stereotypes in the Early Years

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Related downloads

‘The default setting’: What parents’ say about gender stereotyping in their children’s early years: Zero Tolerance 2015‘The default setting’: What parents’ say about gender stereotyping in their children’s early years: Zero Tolerance 2015 This report is the result of a large scale survey Zero Tolerance undertook with over 1300 parents and caregivers on gender stereotyping and children.

Healthy relationships in early primary settings: Zero Tolerance 2016Healthy relationships in early primary settings: Zero Tolerance 2016 This research sets out what work is currently being carried out with young children aged 5-8 on encouraging healthy relationships.

Just like a Child: Respect Gender Equality in the Early Years: Zero Tolerance 2013Just like a Child: Respect Gender Equality in the Early Years: Zero Tolerance 2013 Just Like a Child is a guide to preventing gender stereotyping in the early years is aimed at childcare professionals who work directly with very young children, and who are in contact with their parents and carers.

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