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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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October 28, 2019

Building a System to Support Family Engagement

Successful family engagement approaches make this work part of a coordinated school- or program-wide system. In our new book, Families and Educators Together, we include numerous, real-life examples and policies that serve as a user-friendly guide...

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Authored by: Karen Nemeth, Derry Koralek, Kelly Ramsey
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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

What’s Love Got to Do with It? Relationships and Reflection in Early Childhood Programs

Ellen Edge’s courage in reflecting openly and honestly provides a model for all of us. She shares both the gut reactions she is not proud of and the tough questions she asks herself as she works to change how she sees children, families, and her role as a

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Authored by: Ellen Ellsberg Edge
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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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October 3, 2019

Advancing Equity: The Story of a Position Statement

In 2017, after a review of NAEYC’s current position statements, the Governing Board charged the Early Learning Systems Committee with revising both the DAP and Teacher Preparation position statements. This pointed to the need for Advancing Equity.

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Authored by: Elisa Huss-Hage
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Celebrate Your Child’s Multilingualism!

As a parent of a child learning two or more languages, you can help sustain your child’s ability and interest in using all the languages they hear by being enthusiastic and playful about multilingualism. Here are some suggestions.
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