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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About Anti-Bias Education

NAEYC has compiled some key information from the book and related resources and self-reflective exercises for teachers as you think about anti-bias in your everyday work as educators.

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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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November 6, 2019

Anti-Bias Education and Holidays: New Perspectives

Knowing the purpose and world view underlying a holiday will help you make decisions about what role, if any, you want that holiday to play in your program. 

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Authored by: Louise Derman-Sparks, Julie Olsen Edwards
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Young Children
November 1, 2019

Focus On Ethics: Gender Expression and Identity

Our role as educators is to create a safe and reflective space for children to develop their identities and to counterbalance gender stereotypes.

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Authored by: Stephanie Feeney, Nancy K. Freeman, Katie Schaffer
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Young Children
November 1, 2019

How Do I See Myself? How Do Others See Me?: Exploring Identity Kindergarten

NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.

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Authored by: Doriet Berkowitz
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Young Children
November 1, 2019

Embracing Anti-Bias Education

On the most challenging days, begin your self-reflection with Derman-Sparks’ and Edwards’ wise words: “Anti-bias work is essentially optimistic work about the future for our children.”

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Authored by: Lisa Hansel
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Young Children
Vol. 74, No. 5
November 1, 2019

November 2019

Embracing Anti-Bias Education
YC November 2019 Issue
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Recommendations for Public Policymakers

Work to change any policy that either directly or through unintended negative consequences undermines children’s physical and emotional well-being or weakens the bonds between children and their families.
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Recommendations for Everyone

The following general recommendations apply to everyone involved in any aspect of early childhood education.
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