Endorsed by Curators:
As reflective educators, we aim to be thoughtful and intentional, keeping children's experiences and perspectives at the heart of our work. Within this kind of responsive curriculum, how can we best support young people to become competent citizens in a diverse world?Children have tremendous capacity to notice unfairness, speak up for themselves, and care for each other. By promoting Anti-Bias Education in our classrooms and schools, we support children's social development and bring focus to our own awareness of equity issues.
In this workshop, we will explore how privilege and bias impact children's developing sense of themselves and of the world around them. We'll examine the goals of Anti-Bias Education, and consider how pro-social work reinforces the foundations of belonging, well-being, expression and engagement. We'll discuss environments and activities that foster social learning, andinvestigate how reflective teaching practices can enhance cultural competence for children, families, and educators.
Facilitated By: Sarah Felstiner
Sarah Felstiner is the Curriculum Director at Hilltop Childrens Center in Seattle, where she has worked for the past 22 years. Sarah helps guide professional development for the Hilltop faculty, and facilitates the Hilltop Educator Institute, which offers tours, consultation services, and a public lecture series. Sarah's particular interests include documentation to facilitate emergent curriculum, and structures to support values-based administration. Sarah was recently selected by Child Care Exchange Magazine as a Master Leader in Early Care and Education.