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Embracing Identities

A Reflective Practice Approach to Anti-Bias Education in Early Childhood

LENGTH: 3 Hours

"Children develop knowledgeable and confident self-identities."

Capable, Confident, and Curious, p. 61

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Understanding Identity

Reflect on your own identity. Discover the four pillars of anti-bias education: Identity, Diversity, Justice, and Action. 

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Materials and Discourse

Creating environments for positive identity and development. Books and materials for inquiry and conversation.  

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Peer Relationships & Play

Supporting children to form peer relationships that value inclusion. Principals and lenses to further your anti-bias practice. 


“Educators create welcoming environments for all children and families where they are respected and actively encouraged to collaborate [in school life].”

Curious, Capable, and Confident, p. 27


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About the presenter

Ron Grady

Ron Grady has spent a decade in the early education field, starting out as a researcher and transitioning to work in classrooms. Ron is deeply invested in work that foregrounds the voices and lived experiences of young children. He is interested in childrens identities and self-concepts, peer relationships, and how pedagogical documentation, ethnographic methods, and co-created narrative can be used to assemble authentic understandings of these key aspects of childrens lives. Ron holds a Bachelors in Psychology with a focus on learning and development, and a Masters in Early Childhood Education. He teaches at the NOLA Nature School in New Orleans. 

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“Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities, and how they can actively participate in them.”

Capable, Confident, and Curious, p. 54