Early Childhood Anti-Bias Education

Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves, by Louise Derman-Sparks and Julie Olsen Edwards, offers practical guidance to early childhood educators (including parents) for confronting and eliminating barriers of prejudice, misinformation, and bias about specific aspects of personal and social identity; most importantly, it includes tips for adults and children to respect each other, themselves, and all people. Below you will find recommended books for young children, teachers, and parents for each chapter as well as additional resources on anti-bias themes and topics. We encourage you to read this updated Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children's Books.

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Becoming an
Anti-Bias Teacher
Culture & Language
Racial Identity
Gender Identity
Economic Class Family Structures Different Abilities Holidays

Additional Topics and Resources

Activism with Young Children Conflict Resolution with Young Children Spanish or Spanish/English for Young Children Africa: Challenging Stereotypes
Board Books Read Alouds    

Watch the companion Anti-bias Curriculum film for free here.

Another highly recommended online database of books for young children is The Children's Peace Education & Anti-Bias Library.

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About the Authors

See Teaching for Change's blog for articles on early childhood education by Louise Derman-Sparks, Julie Olsen Edwards, and more educators. For selecting anti-bias children's books, see  Louise Derman-Sparks' updated guide here

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