A 4-year-old student was reportedly kicked out of a preschool in Colorado after her parents questioned books about homosexuality that were read in class. Christian Today reports the child attended Montview Community Preschool and Kindergarten in Denver, but was dismissed when her parents requested that she be kept out of class discussions on homosexuality.
Montview Community Preschool had been reading aloud books on homosexuality as part of an anti-bias initiative.
The student’s mother, R.B. Sinclair argued that the children were too young to understand bias at four years old.
"I think at this age they don't know what bias is,” she said. “They could have kids from Mars and they would still play with each other. It's not that she isn't exposed to diversity, because it is the world we live in, but how are they having these conversations?"
Sinclair met with the school’s principal regarding the issue. Two days after the meeting, she received a letter stating that her daughter was “not a good fit” for Montview Community Preschool.
Boulder Valley School District director of early childhood education Kim Bloeman said that the materials were appropriate for the classroom.
"Biases start as kids get older and start to see differences as negative. At a young age, kids are exploring all different kinds of things. It's about just providing them with all these experiences,” she said.
Publication date: April 5, 2016