Child Booted From Preschool After Parents Question 'Same-Sex' and 'Gender' Curriculum
A Colorado preschool has booted a 4-year-old after her parent's questioned the administration about its curriculum promoting homosexuality and transgenderism.
R.B Sinclair told the Denver Post that she wanted her daughter excused from classroom discussions on sex and gender, because she sees it as sex education.
She feels her daughter is too young for the discussions offered at the Montview Community Preschool & Kindergarten in Denver.
"I think at this age they don't know what bias is," she told the newspaper. "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 says one day her daughter came home worried that her dad might no longer like girls.
She met with the principal over concerns about the books being read in class, including ones that told the stories about same-sex couples and worms unsure about their gender.
School officials from the privately run parent cooperative explained the stories were part of the school's anti-bias curriculum, and because the discussions are sprinkled through the day's activities, they told her that opting out was not possible.
However, two days after meeting with the principal Sinclair was handed a letter saying it was the girl's last day in school and that the situation was "not a good fit."
A letter was released shortly to the school after Sinclair's daughter was kicked out.
The letter, drafted by the school's director Linda Mars, acknowledged concerns over the books being read in class but explained that children need to learn diversity and tolerance about every family structure, skin color, culture, and language.
Sinclair says that her daughter is fully familiar with a diverse community as part of a biracial family and has grown up with Muslim and Western culture.
"Meanwhile, there was no consideration for the bias against my family's culture, faith and concerns," Sinclair said.