LGBTQ+ Affirming Early Childhood Practices
Together, we can build Early Childhood experiences in which children of all genders and family backgrounds can thrive, develop empathy, and celebrate diversity. In this session we will explore age-appropriate LGBTQ-affirming educational practices, using and modeling LGBTQ-affirming language, answering questions, and navigating pushback as we build LGBTQ-affirming classrooms. This is the second of a two-part session, the first of which will be led by Eliana Rubin on January 13th from 3:00-4:00 PM ET.
Rabbi Micah Buck-Yael (he/him or they/them)Director of Education and Training, Keshet
Rabbi Micah Buck-Yael (he/him or they/them) serves as Keshet’s Director of Education and Training. Before Keshet, Micah served as the Coordinator of Community Chaplaincy with Jewish Family Services of St Louis, providing spiritual care for individuals throughout the St. Louis community. Micah has a BA in Islamic and Near Eastern Studies from Washington University in St Louis and Rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary. Micah enjoys cooking and baking, and lives in St. Louis with his wife Aviva, four children, and assorted pets.