Anti-Bias Education, Components of

Anti-bias education is a developmentally appropriate, culturally responsive and social justice approach developed for early childhood programs. Although anti-bias education includes children’s curriculum, it is not in and of itself a curriculum. Rather, similarly to developmentally appropriate practice, anti-bias is a lens for assessing and modifying the entire children’s program: program policies and approaches, staff relationships, partnerships with families, environment, classroom management, and children’s curriculum. In each of these arenas, anti-bias thinking includes how the full program supports children and families’ social identities and all forms of human diversity; addresses issues of inequity and bias; and empowers children and the adults who care for them to create an equitable, respectful program.

As stated in Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves, published by the National Association ...

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