Love has no gender
When we work with Pride in the preschool we want to challenge the children in their way of thinking and viewing gender norms, love and inclusion. Our activities regarding Pride will be mostly group-based, as most of our activities are in the preschool. We will together make conversations and talk about what Pride is.
The rainbow flag is the symbol for Pride. We will use the rainbow symbol as one of the tools in our work. It provides the children with something concrete, tangible and physical to work with and therefore easier to connect the meaning of Pride to what we’re doing. And also, each colour of the flag tells us something. Each colour has a meaning: red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, blue for serenity and violet for spirit.
Our work with Pride also goes hand in hand with our work with the curriculum. The curriculum is based on democracy and human rights so it’s only a natural inclusion to work with Pride in our preschool. There are some very important goals from the curriculum that we can connect to our work with equality and human rights:
Every single person working in the preschool should promote respect for the inviolability of human life, individual freedom and integrity, the equal value of all people, equality between women and men, girls and boys, and solidarity between people. No child in the preschool should be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of gender, transgender identity or expression, ethnic origin, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation or age, of the child or any person with whom the child is associated, or to any other abusive treatment. All such tendencies should be actively counteracted.
Actively including a gender equality perspective so that all children have equal opportunities for extended perspectives and choices, regardless of gender, and developing norms and approaches for the work and coexistence in the group of children.
Activities, conversations and plays revolving Pride will be interpreted in our work in the weeks leading up to our parade and celebration in June.
Courage is being yourself everyday in a world that tells you to be someone else.