PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The PNC Foundation is partnering with Sesame Street to teach kids about racial justice. They’re beginning a $6.2 million initiative to address racial justice in early childhood education, as part of their PNC Grow Up Great effort.

The 4-year initiative will focus on kindness, fairness and respect by training teachers and creating resources to teach kids about racial justice.

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PNC Foundation chair and president, Sally McCrady, said, “The research really showed that children notice differences in race as young as 6 months old, and they start to form judgements and assumptions based on race by the age of 3 so I think that shows it’s never too early to start talking about these issues with young children.”

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Research also showed educators and parents want to teach children about racial equity but don’t have the tools or resources to do that.

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You can start to see the resources available in the fall.

Kristine Sorensen