Anti Bias

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Anti-bias education work in early childhood is shaped by a deep-seated belief in the importance of justice, the dream of each child being able to achieve all he or she is capable of, the knowledge that together human beings can make a difference. Listen to the voices of children who have experienced anti-bias education at school or at home. They give us hope and direction.

Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves

Become a skilled anti-bias teacher with this practical guide to confronting and eliminating barriers of prejudice, misinformation, and bias.

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Advancing Equity

Learn about the range of activities and resources for early childhood educators committed to advancing equitable learning for all children.

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Standing Together Against Suspension and Expulsion in Early Childhood

A joint statement on suspension and expulsion in early childhood, which disproportionately affect children of color.

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Young Children
March 1, 2022

Toward Pro-Black Early Childhood Teacher Education

In this article, we share a few practices (of many) that we use to prepare preservice teachers as anti-racist, pro-Black educators.

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Authored by: Meir Muller Eliza G. Braden Susi Long Gloria Swindler Boutte Kamania Wynter-Hoyte
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Young Children
December 1, 2021

Rocking and Rolling. Promoting Inclusion in Infant and Toddler Settings

While inclusion is an important goal for many families and teachers and is a hallmark of a high-quality early learning program, effective implementation requires planning, intentionality, and collaboration.

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Authored by: Rebecca Parlakian
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Young Children
December 1, 2021

Teaching Young Children About Disability

In this article, I explore how young children develop attitudes and understandings about disability.

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Authored by: Sue Mankiw
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Young Children
December 1, 2021

Embedded Learning Opportunities for Children with and Without Disabilities

To be effective, individualized teaching includes a child’s entire educational team—teachers, specialists, and other professionals who collect assessment information, identify learning outcomes, use instructional strategies, and monitor progress.

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Authored by: Christan G. Coogle Emily R. Lakey Jennifer R. Ottley Jennifer A. Brown Mollie K. Romano
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Young Children
Vol. 76, No. 4
December 1, 2021

Winter 2021

Individuality and Inclusive Practices for Early Childhood
This cluster of Young Children articles takes up that call by digging deeper into the core consideration of individuality and guidelines related to inclusion and offering in-depth descriptions of approaches to meet each child where they are.
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June 10, 2021

A Road Forward: Five Democratic Life Skills for a Civil Society

Five democratic life skills provide a model for the holistic education and development of children, guiding them along a continuum from showing resilience in the face of trauma to demonstrating intelligent decision-making as members of society.

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Authored by: Dan Gartrell
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Young Children
June 1, 2021

Viewpoint. Creating Anti-Racist Early Childhood Spaces

In this article, we outline the past and present along with strategies for creating anti-racist early childhood spaces.

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Authored by: Rosemarie Allen Dorothy L. Shapland Jen Neitzel Iheoma U. Iruka
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Young Children
June 1, 2021

Journeying Together: How Our Program Addresses Race and Anti-Bias Education

Chris Amirault, school director of Tulsa Educare MacArthur in Tulsa, Oklahoma, shares the work he and his staff are doing to address racism and bias. He and six of his colleagues recently gathered to share their approaches and insights.

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Authored by: Chris Amirault Melodie Benish Michelle Bowers Precious Harris Thena Knight Nicole Tate Jennie Williams
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Young Children
June 1, 2021

Being an Equity Leader

Integrating an equity approach to diversity into early childhood education programs calls for strategic leadership. In this article, we describe the key concepts and strategies for leading change toward equity and diversity in ECE programs.

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Authored by: John Nimmo Debbie LeeKeenan Louise Derman-Sparks
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