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Anti Bias Education

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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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In Mrs. Ramos’s classroom, the children’s conversations about their family activities led them to create a panaderia in the dramatic play center.

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Including All Children in Making and Tinkering!

With the open-ended experiences of making and tinkering, you can give a child like this access to a whole world of learning and expression.

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Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves
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Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves

Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves, by Louise Derman-Sparks and Julie Olsen Edwards, provides practical guidance to confronting and eliminating barriers of prejudice, misinformation, and bias

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Authored by: Louise Derman-Sparks, Julie Olsen Edwards
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Anti-Bias Education: Holidays

Many early childhood educators have questions about how to approach the holidays. The following text is excerpted from the chapter titled “Learning About Holidays & Fairness.”
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Anti-Bias Education

Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves, by Louise Derman-Sparks and Julie Olsen Edwards, provides practical guidance to confronting and eliminating barriers of prejudice, misinformation, and bias
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Ideas for Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with Young Children

By age 4, children can begin connecting activities about social justice holidays to their own experiences with unfairness and fairness. Here are some ideas and tips for teachers and families

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Authored by: Susan Friedman
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Young Children
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Building Anti-Bias Early Childhood Programs: The Role of the Leader

An anti-bias early childhood care and education (ECCE) program puts diversity and equity goals at the center of all aspects of its organization and daily life.

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Authored by: Louise Derman-Sparks, Debbie LeeKeenan, John Nimmo
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