Six Red Marbles Partners with Before Racism on Comprehensive Anti-Racism Program for Very Young Children

Oct 5, 2021

BOSTON, Massachusetts—Six Red Marbles (SRM) is partnering with Before RacismTM to create a comprehensive anti-racism program for very young children ages 1–5. SRM is using its experience design expertise to ensure Before Racism’s program reflects the most current and effective methods of teaching and pedagogical practice.

This partnership will produce program content that can be delivered in preschool and childcare settings with the full knowledge and understanding of how very young children learn and form their thinking and feelings around issues of racial identity, including attitudes toward people different from themselves.

“Racial injustice is tearing our country apart,” said David Goodman, President and CEO of Six Red Marbles. “Before Racism’s work is vitally important for us as a society, and we’re excited to be part of this meaningful program that will provide the tools to help prevent racism before it can take root in young children.”

Six Red Marbles’ team of learning experience designers will work closely with Before Racism’s subject matter experts in early childhood development and pediatric neuropsychology, as well as anti-racism practitioners and community organization professionals, to build a comprehensive, integrated anti-racism program to reach children ages 1–5 throughout the United States. The program is intended to shape and deliver early childhood learning experiences that will have a lasting impact on children’s attitudes toward others.

“Much has been done to address racism in this country in the last 50 plus years, and much, much more needs to be done,” said Bill Svrluga, Founder & Co-Director of Before Racism. “We know the most efficient and cost-effective solution to any problem is prevention. That is the core premise and goal of Before Racism—preventing the development of overt and covert bias in very young children that fuels the development of racism.”

Six Red Marbles is a leading U.S.-based content development and education technology company providing content solutions to education providers across the globe.

To learn more about the services available through this partnership, contact Six Red Marbles at www.sixredmarbles.com/contact-us.

About Six Red Marbles

Six Red Marbles (SRM) delivers high-quality educational programs at scale and has decades of experience developing custom materials and assessments that can align with any educational standard. We have developed thousands of interactive learning programs for schools, publishers, universities, and more with the support of our global network of subject matter experts. A privately held company based in Boston, Mass., SRM brings modern, innovative instructional design, content and curriculum development, project management, and publishing to preK–12, higher education, adult learning, and publishing markets around the world.

To learn more about the services available at Six Red Marbles, contact us at: www.sixredmarbles.com/contact-us

About Before Racism

The vision of Before Racism™ is to prevent the development of both overt and covert racism in very young children ages 1–5, with a particular emphasis on white children. This emerging early childhood educational program is designed to support and improve the ways very young children learn about, form, internalize, and express attitudes regarding racial identity and racial intolerance. Before Racism™ will explore and address the concept of differences in people that children observe at a very young age and continue to shape and establish as they grow older.

To learn more about the Before Racism program, visit: https://beforeracism.org/

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