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Welcoming Schools offers professional development tools, lessons aligned with the Common Core State Standards, and many additional resources for elementary schools on:

Welcoming Schools is inclusive of the many types of diversity found in our communities including LGBT families and people.

Administrators, educators and parents/guardians can find materials here necessary to create learning environments in which all students are welcomed and respected.

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Welcoming Schools has trainers and consultants located throughout the United States that can work with you to determine appropriate first steps for your community. Contact us now!

Initiated by a group of parents and educators to meet the needs of students whose family structures are not well represented or included in school environments, Welcoming Schools is also a response to educators who have asked for tools to address bias-based name-calling and bullying. Additionally, it offers a wide range of resources for school administrators and educators to support students who don’t conform to gender norms. For a look at the people engaged with developing welcoming and safe schools for all children, see: