Explore & Discover Diversity Statement
One of the core founding principles of Explore and Discover is to instill diversity, inclusivity, and cultural acknowledgment throughout the Cooperative and educational program. We seek to prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work, through our teachings, our community, and our staff.
Explore & Discover recognizes and honors diversity in race, ethnicity, culture, language, class, age, abilities, gender, sexual orientation, religious background, family structures and lifestyle, political affiliation, and places where people live.
We aim to create an inclusive and safe space for all and to contribute to each child’s cultural and racial awareness while presenting opportunities for each child to learn from those whose life experiences differ from their own. We encourage children to respect other cultures, backgrounds, and differences. We strive to reflect each child’s racial, cultural, and family background and to teach children to live happily and cooperatively in a diverse world.
This commitment informs our decision-making and organizational processes, including admissions policies, tuition assistance, professional development, curriculum implementation, and staff hiring.
Explore and Discover does not tolerate bigotry, hatred, or exclusion of any kind including racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, or any other form of oppression. We are committed to providing an emotionally and physically safe space for each of our students, our families, and our staff.