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ERIC Number: EJ875172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0164-8527
It's Never Too Early to Begin: Multicultural/Anti-Bias Education with Infants and Toddlers
Wood, Shannon
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n191 p98-100 Jan-Feb 2010
Part of the responsibility of early childhood educators is to help the children in their care develop into thoughtful, kind, contributing members of society. This includes being accepting and welcoming of those who are "different." Staff should be prepared to answer questions from young children regarding differences in race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, family structure, religion, and physical abilities. It is never too early to begin this work, and there is much that teachers and caregivers of the youngest children can do to provide children with a good start in this area. As is true for all age groups, multicultural/anti-bias education must be approached in a developmentally appropriate manner for infants and toddlers. This article explores: (1) developmentally and culturally appropriate multicultural/anti-bias goals for infants, toddlers, and their caregivers; (2) suggestions for setting up the learning environment to meet these goals; and (3) ideas for initiating one's own professional and personal development in this area.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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