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VTAEYC Anti-bias and Equity Workshop

September 30, 2021 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Having Brave Conversations with Children About Identities, Diversity, and Fairness 

Louise Derman-Sparks and Debbie LeeKeenan

Description: Young children notice  and are curious about the diversity among people and create their own ideas about differences.  They  pay attention  to the  positive or negative values adults  assign to  specific ways of being—and  begin to learn  socially -prevailing stereotypes and prejudice.  As caring and responsible adults, we must not leave young children  alone as they try to figure out complex issues  that matter to themselves, to their families, to their communities—indeed to all of us. So, how do  we talk with young children  about who they are, who others are,  and about individual fairness and societal justice? This workshop will provide  opportunities to reflect on our ideas  and feelings about having brave conversations with young children , as well as identify a range of  strategies and skills.  Real scenarios will offer provocations to develop and strengthen our skills to initiate, and guide the conversations that are a vital part of anti-bias education.

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