We are a transracial family, and we are thankful that the diversity of Chicago is reflected right here at CCLC. No one in our family sticks out when we are among the community of CCLC; it’s hard to find spaces like that, so we cherish it. We appreciate that the diversity is present not only in the children, but in the teachers, staff, and leadership, as well. The children are fortunate to think this kind of environment in normal, and are learning important lessons about respect and trust in diverse environments early in life. My hope is that they have less to unlearn later in life because of this valuable foundation.