Early childhood teacher uses ‘gender unicorn’ with toddlers, listen to how she instructs kids on sexual attraction

A California early childhood teacher brazenly admitted to using an “age-appropriate” “gender unicorn” to teach young children about sexuality and gender, telling parents that if they don’t like it, they can just go to another classroom.

(Video Credit: Fox News)

The admission by the teacher, Danit McCray, was made during a video presentation obtained by Fox News Digital.

McCray works as a child development teacher at an elementary school in the Sacramento City Unified District. During a 2021 California Teachers Association (CTA) conference, she gave a presentation concerning the incorporation of gender ideology into early childhood. The CTA is the most powerful arm of the National Education Association, the largest labor union in the country.

“Now, early childhood is 0 to 8 years old, so that’s kind of like from preschool to third grade… And the focus… of this workshop is to provide you with positive strategies to support transgender and gender non-conforming children,” she proudly stated.

It should be noted that the children targeted by the CTA are the ages that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis focused on when passing his parental rights bill aimed at stopping gender and sexual instruction to young children from preschool through third grade.

(Video Credit: Seattle Public Schools TV)

During the session, McCray recommended that teachers introduce transgenderism to toddlers. She put forth that this could be done using a “gender unicorn” worksheet in classrooms.

The “gender unicorn” addresses sexuality, gender identity, gender expression, and romantic attraction according to Fox News. Other terms that are deemed “pertinent” to the age group included “sexual orientation” and “agender.”

When asked if toddlers were too young for such topics, she replied, “I’ve done research. I have got my doctorate degree. Children are not too young at five years old. Children understand gender as early as three years old.”

The district claims it is looking into McCray’s comments.


“The district will look into the comments made at a conference and whether they align with district policies, or were made outside the scope of the employee’s duties,” a spokesperson told Fox News.

The district contends that its policy “strongly supports the rights of transgender and gender non-conforming students” in order “to ensure the safe and civil environment.”

“I thought this would be a great tool that you can use with your students,” McCray said in reference to the “gender unicorn.”


“You can download them, and you can talk to them about it. And of course, it’s age-appropriate,” she claimed. “And even at five years old, you can ask them, are you a girl or boy?… and you explain that to them. Yes, you were born a girl or boy, but you may not feel that way.”

Wenyuan Wu, who is with the Californians for Equal Rights Foundation, told Fox News Digital in an interview that “radical teacher-activists” promote adult concepts to students at early ages in the United States.

“There is a fine line between promoting understanding of transgenderism in older kids and adults and inculcating the cult among young children. The line is between free expression and grooming,” she noted.

“Instead of being the gatekeeper against toxic fads in education, radical teacher-activists are actively robbing America’s young and vulnerable their childhood innocence by obsessing over the dangerous gender ideology. What is worse is that such activism is encouraged, endorsed, and sponsored by teachers’ unions,” Wu charged.

McCray is a smorgasbord of activism when it comes to transgenderism in the classroom. She includes children’s books discussing transgenderism in her teaching such as “I am Jazz” to help her students understand the concept. She also uses “Sparkle Boy,” which is a book on gender nonconformity.

“The attitude that you set the tone in your classroom depicts the classroom. So in my classroom… There’s no boy bathroom, no girl bathroom. So I already set the tone and I don’t ask them… do you want to play with this doll? Everything is open to everyone and by everyone to be yourself,” McCray remarked.

In fact, she goes so far as to prohibit the use of certain toys that are gender specific.

“It’s amazing how the children do that, and they put each other in check about that. If they say something… [that] you learn at home. Boys do that, girls do that. But I shut that down in my classroom. I don’t allow the children to do that,” she asserted.

McCray evidently has no patience for the concerns or opinions of her students’ parents. She stated that if they don’t like how she conducts her classroom, they have the “option to go to another classroom.”


As for the school district, they disingenuously tried to have it both ways, stating, “SCUSD believes parents and families are equal partners in education. We value their contributions and will always work with them to address any issues or concerns they may have with a teacher or other staff member.”


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