Resources for Early Learning Teachers and Families
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed on the third Monday in January every year. As the leader of the civil rights movement in the United States, it’s a day that honors the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. In observance, Early Edge California has put together a list of various educational resources for young children about the importance of Martin Luther King Jr. and his life’s teachings. We have also included resources for young children on race, racism, and being anti-racist.
For Teachers & Caregivers
- Learning and Living the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. (National Education Association)
- Racial Justice (Sesame Street in Communities)
- Teaching Preschoolers About MLK (Mama Knows It All)
- “What About People Like Me?” Teaching Preschoolers About Segregation and “Peace Heroes” (NAEYC)
- 10 Awesome Picture Books About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Pre-K Pages)
- Hero for All: Martin Luther King, Jr. (National Geographic Kids)
- Honoring the Real Meaning of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (PBS KIDS for Parents)
- Keeping the Dream Alive: 30+ Children’s Books to Read for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Or Anytime of the Year) (Here Wee Read)
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Booklist (Quality Start Los Angeles)
- Talking to Young Children About Race and Racism (PBS KIDS for Parents)
- Why We Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Parents)
Learn more about Martin Luther King Jr.