Celebrate!: An Anti-Bias Guide to Including Holidays in Early Childhood Programs (Paperback)
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.
About the Author
Julie Bisson is an early childhood education trainer, community college instructor, and consultant. Bisson received her M.A. in human development from Pacific Oaks College. She provides training on subjects ranging from culturally relevant and anti-bias curriculum to holiday curriculum. She has been in the field of early childhood for over thirty years and is currently a center director in Seattle, WA. Louise Derman-Sparks has worked for over 50 years on issues of diversity and social justice as a preschool teacher at the Perry Preschool Project, child-care center director, human development faculty member at Pacific Oaks College, and activist. She speaks, conducts workshops, and consults on anti-bias education with children and adults throughout the United States and internationally. Louise is now retired as a professor emerita.