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Author Bisson, Julie, 1963- author.
Title Celebrate! : an anti-bias guide to including holidays in early childhood programs / Julie Bisson ; with a new foreword by Louise Derman-Sparks.
Pub Info St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, 2017.
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Edition Second edition.
Descript xviii, 174 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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Summary "Updated information and unbiased, developmentally appropriate strategies and activities to celebrate, rather than exclude, diversity, traditions, and holidays. Many programs are establishing a "no holiday" policy, but this book shows you how to celebrate and adhere to school policy. Among other topics, it includes evaluating holiday activities for appropriateness, addressing commercialism and stereotypes, involving families, and developing inclusive policies. Julie Bisson provides training on subjects ranging from culturally relevant and anti-bias curriculum to holiday curriculum. Louise Derman-Sparks has worked for over fifty years on issues of diversity, social justice, and activism in early childhood"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-174).
Contents Part one: Rethinking holidays in the classroom: The holiday question has become more complex -- Part two: Creating successful holiday activities in your classroom: Use developmentally appropriate practice -- Reflect all children's experiences -- Consider religion -- Address stereotypes and commercialism -- Meet the needs of families who don't want their children to participate -- Part three: plan and implement changes: Assess your situation -- Determine your program's goals for the holidays -- Develop your holiday policy -- Identify holidays to include -- Introduce unfamiliar holidays -- Assess your holiday activities -- Putting it all together: holidays in three classrooms -- Part Four: Resources.
Subject Holidays -- Study and teaching (Early childhood) -- United States.
Early childhood education -- Activity programs -- United States.
EDUCATION -- Inclusive Education.
EDUCATION -- Preschool & Kindergarten.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Holidays (non-religious)
EDUCATION -- Teaching Methods & Materials -- General.
Related To Online version: Bisson, Julie, 1963- Celebrate! St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, 2017 9781605544540 (DLC) 2016018351
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