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The Inclusive Classroom: Exploring Gender and Sexuality in the Early Years


About This Course

This course is designed for early years practitioners and educators to learn how to create spaces that value, honour and celebrate diverse expressions of gender and sexuality in early years, but most importantly to know how we can support children to navigate through their world as happy, confident and peaceful beings. We will provide practical suggestions, as well as personal stories and reflections of the importance of discussing gender and sexuality in early childhood and creating an inclusive environment where everyone can belong.

Please note this course is staffed and running from Autumn 2020 for three weeks. However you can access the course any time after this and complete in your own time. You will have a minimum of one month access to this course, depending on when you start.

What You'll Learn

This course will cover: Terminology and understanding of the importance gender and sexuality in early years; How to set up an inclusive classroom; Supporting and talking to families; Listening and talking to Children about gender and sexuality.


There are no requirements to take this course, just an interest in education and inclusivity.

Course Content

This course was written for MCI by Hannah Baynham, Sid Mohandas, Terri Hennessy and Sara Bloomberg. It is supported by Millie James.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Where do I study this course?

All our courses on this site are fully online which means you can sign up today and get started straight away from the comfort of your home or on the go!

Tags: Free, MOOC, Inclusive, Gender, Sexuality, Practitioners, Families, diversity, values, equality