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Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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Learn about different cultures and modeling inclusiveness to challenge racial stereotypes from the start.

Celebrating AAPI Leaders

Aimee, Tomoko, and Katrina walk us through the intersection of their racial identities and their work and interactions as early childhood professionals.


Aimee Hilado, PhD, LCSW

Aimee is a ZERO TO THREE Fellow and the Associate Professor of Social Work at Northeastern Illinois University.


Tomoko Wakabayashi, EdD

Tomoko is a member of ZERO TO THREE’s Critical Competencies Faculty Community of Practice and the Associate Professor at the Department of Human Development and Child Services at Oakland University.


Katrina Macasaet

Katrina is lead faculty for ZERO TO THREE’s Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators™ and part of the Professional Development and Workforce Innovations department at ZERO TO THREE.


Find out more about ZERO TO THREE’s Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler EducatorsTM and how you can support racial equity and diversity in your program.

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