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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2019

Valuing Diversity: Developing a Deeper Understanding of All Young Children's Behavior

Culture shapes not only our values and beliefs, but also our gender roles, family structures, languages, dress, food, etiquette, approaches to disabilities, child-rearing practices, and even our expectations for children’s behavior. In this way, culture c

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Authored by: Barbara Kaiser, Judy Sklar Rasminsky
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2019

9x: Creating a Culturally Responsive STEAM Curriculum

The following tips can support you in creating a culturally responsive STEAM curriculum.

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Authored by: ​Anthony Broughton, Michiko B. McClary
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Rhian Evans Allvin
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2019

Message from Rhian

Advancing equity is a journey, not a single event.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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Issue
Teaching Young Children
Vol. 13, No. 2
December 1, 2019

December 2019/January 2020

Valuing Diversity; Nurturing Curiosity
Read the December/January issue of Teaching Young Children!
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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

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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Article
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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Issue
Young Children
Vol. 74, No. 5
November 1, 2019

November 2019

Embracing Anti-Bias Education
YC November 2019 Issue
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