Starter Kit: Introductory Materials from Welcoming Schools
Welcoming Schools is a comprehensive, LGBTQ-inclusive approach to creating respectful and
supportive elementary schools for all students and their families.
Welcoming Schools is one of the few resources for elementary schools that provides professional
development and resources on:
• Embracing Family Diversity
• Creating LGBTQ-inclusive Schools
• Preventing Bias-based Bullying
• Supporting Transgender and Gender Expansive Students
The Welcoming Schools approach is grounded in research that links improved academic achievement
and social-emotional well being with an inclusive school climate.