b'A Focus on Diversity, Equity & InclusionTo support the full potential of every child, Think Small is committed to championing policies and practices of equity that empower a just, inclusive, and equitable care and education system for children in their crucial early years. Assisting Child Care Providers A\x1f ected by Social UnrestThink Small staff worked with the Minnesota Department of Human Services to ensure emergency grant funds were available to assist providers affected by the social unrest in the Twin Cities area. 10 They reached out to child care programs in parts of Hennepin and Ramsey counties to assist them with applying for grants and emergency supplies.Wake Up EverybodyAt Think Small, we recognize that systemic racism and xenophobia contribute to the opportunity gaps we are trying to eliminate. In June, Dianne Haulcy, our Senior Vice President of Family Engagement, wrote a blog post entitled Wake Up Everybody which addressed a second pandemic of systemic racism.Read the full blog post.Small Talks Series on Implicit Bias in Early ChildhoodThink Small held three in-person Small Talks events with the goal of exploring implicit bias in early childhood, addressing the impact of implicit bias on our children, andnding solutions to prevent bias. The events took place in October 2019, December 2019, and February 2020, at the Midpointe Event Center in St. Paul.Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan attended our Small Talks presentation in October 2019.2 0 2 0 R E P O R T T O T H E C O M M U N I T Y'