All Are Welcome: Creating a Classroom Community
All of us would like to believe that our classrooms are free of bias and racism, but the truth is that in many educational settings, a child’s race and ethnicity play a large role in the quality of education the child receives. This course looks at critical issues related to race and race relations and how they relate to early education. Teachers will learn about how bias shapes interactions between people, including how a teacher might perceive and treat children in their class. Teachers will also learn how to plan and implement a culturally competent curriculum and how to build a classroom community that implements the tenets of anti-bias. This is a 5 hour course that aligns with CDA Subject Area 8.
Bias and Anti-Bias
Approved for 0.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in all 50 states.
This course is approved for CEUs in every state. It has also been approved for state training hours in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia.
“I think the most important thing I learned from this lesson is that you can't just not be racist you have to be ACTIVELY anti-racist…I will also try to be more aware of my implicit biases and start to work against them. The stage that these children are in is so important so that they grow up to be smart and kind citizens that are just to all, and I hope to be able to try and foster that.”
-Aisling O., DC, 2021