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In this workshop participants will learn why Anti-racist/Anti-Bias (ABAR) work with young children is so crucial for early childhood educators to understand and implement. Participants will reflect on their own relationship to and understanding of systemic oppression, power and privilege. The workshop will invite dialogue about the developmental awareness of difference, include examples of young children’s voices, and offer practical strategies and resources for moving from “color-blindness” to “color-consciousness” whether teachers are working in virtual or onsite classrooms.

Learner objectives

Participants will
– Demonstrate language to help normalize the noticing of difference for young children
– Discuss strategies for inviting anti-racist practice into work with young children
– Use the ABE framework and goals to support children in Anti-bias learning.
– Develop greater awareness of their own social identities

Intended Audiences
Administrator, Early Childhood Special and General Educator, Early Intervention Personnel, Family Educator, Family Member, Occupational Therapist/Physical Therapist, Psychologist, Social Worker, Speech/Language Therapist, Teacher Assistant
Contact hours
Gateways training stage
Training topic areas
Curriculum-Preschool, Other
Gateways to Opportunity content area
Curriculum or Program Design

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