School District signs one-month contract with ‘Woke Kindergarten’ consultant for $20,000 to ‘disrupt whiteness’


A Hayward Unified School District’s contract with the consultant Woke Kindergarten features a $20,000 agreement for a one-month term.

According to the board agenda, the purpose/scope of the contract is “to continue our anti-racist, anti-bias training and connect it to building thematic units along with coaching.”

The other listed services include forming an “increased consciousness around abolition by understanding how the prison industrial complex manifests in the early childhood and early elementary years” and using Woke Kindergarten’s resources and practices “as a way to disrupt whiteness, white dominant/settler colonial narratives and anti-blackness in the Glassbrook community.”

Woke Kindergarten states that it is a “global, abolitionist early learning ecosystem, creative portal and consultancy supporting children, families, educators and organizations in their commitment to abolitionist early education and pro-Black, queer and trans liberation.”