Never Too Early to Learn: Antibias Education for Young Children by Jennifer Hooven, Katherine Runkle, Laurie Strouse, Misty Woods, and Erica Frankenberg
Addressing Race and Inequity in the Classroom by Fabienne Doucet and Jennifer Adair
A statement for childcare centers and schools to reiterate a commitment for all families and children to feel welcomed and protected:
English: Child Care Exchange Pledge (English).PDF
Spanish: Child Care Exchange Pledge (English).PDF
Resources shared by Andrew Grant-Thomas of Embrace Race for families and educators about talking to young children about race:
Guidelines: From Birth to Bias (10 guidelines).pdf
Tips: Ten Tips for Teaching and Talking to Kids About Race.pdf
Document highlighting Penn State child care centers' commitment to diversity and includes resources for additional reading: Commitment to Diversity Statement
Anti-Bias Education (ABE) teaches children to recognize, affirm, and celebrate the various social identities that make up our classroom and surrounding community. It is based on reserach demonstrating that children as yound as 6 months old can begin to show signs of cultural bias if they are not taught to understand diffrences. ABE has four driving goals:
- Each child will demonstrate self-awareness, confidence, family pride, and positive social identities.
- Each child will express comfort and joy with human diversity, accurate language for human differences, and deep, caring human connections.
- Each child will increasingly recognize unfairness, have language to describe unfairness, and understand that unfairness hurts.
- Each child will demonstrate empowerment and the skill to act, with others or alone, against prejudice and/or discriminatory actions.
Empathy and Racism by Madeleine Rogin for Ashoka's Start Empathy Initiative, via The Whole Child blog
MLK Day and the Danger of a "Single Story" by Madeleine Rogin for Ashoka's Start Empathy Initiative, via Embrace Race
10 Quick Ways to Analyze Children's Books for Racism and Sexism from The Council on Interracial Books for Children