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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An Innocent Question Packed with Opportunity

Author Maria Beteta describes how an innocent question became an opportunity to explore powerful concepts such as identity, culture, self-perception, differences, and similarities that connect us all.

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Maria Jose Beteta
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Introduction: Using Identity Narratives to Inform ECE Practice

The authors in this collection examine their own identities by looking at their histories; reflecting on how their identities that arise from group memberships influence their teaching.

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Authored by: 
Barbara Henderson, Isauro M. Escamilla, Megina Baker, Amanda Branscombe, Maleka Donaldson, Debra Murphy, Andrew J. Stremmel
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Teaching Young Children
Vol. 17, No. 1
October 2, 2023

Fall 2023

Advancing Equity in Preschool: Practical Strategies
Teaching Young Children is NAEYC's magazine for anyone who works with preschoolers. Colorful, informative, and easy-to-read, TYC is packed full of teaching ideas, strategies, and tips.
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Blog
April 14, 2023

The Power of Language in Creating Spaces of Belonging

Does your use of language and the ways you listen to others support other people to feel truly seen in the spaces, places, and communities you are part of?

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Authored by: 
Gina Forbes
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Blog
March 9, 2023

Leading Toward Equity All Year Long

Op-ed author Victoria Long-Coleman shares the messages of Dr. Martin Luther King--dreams are powerful, but they are only meaningful if we act.

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Authored by: 
Victoria Long-Coleman
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Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2022

Creating Anti-Racist Early Childhood Spaces

To create equitable classrooms and programs, early childhood educators must embrace the concepts of anti-racism and use it to inform their classroom practices.

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Authored by: 
Rosemarie Allen, Dorothy L. Shapland, Jen Neitzel, Iheoma U. Iruka
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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

Fostering Engagement Within Inclusive Settings: The Role of the Physical-Social-Temporal Environment in Early Childhood Settings

To create inclusive environments for every young child, early childhood educators must intentionally design and adapt the learning environment based on children’s diverse and unique assets, strengths, abilities, and needs.

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Authored by: 
Alissa Rausch, Jaclyn Joseph, Phillip S. Strain, Elizabeth A. Steed
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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 Coogle, Emily R. Lakey, Jennifer R. Ottley, Jennifer A. Brown, Mollie Romano
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Issue
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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