Anti-Bias / Anti-Racism

Learn About How Race/Ethnicity, Culture, and Bias Integrated into Multiple Domains of Practice in Early Childhood Education:

Pedagogical approaches that aim to counteract discrimination and injustice have been identified as potential ways to reduce pervasive and persistent inequities in education outcomes, which emerge as early as preschool. Despite this potential, however, empirical research is limited and suggests a disconnect between recommended practices for counteracting bias in early childhood education and the implementation of such approaches in everyday classrooms.

Read more about this study at:

Learn About Anti-bias education work in early childhood:

It is shaped by a deep-seated belief in the importance of justice, the dream of each child being able to achieve all he or she is capable of, the knowledge that together human beings can make a difference. Listen to the voices of children who have experienced anti-bias education at school or at home. 

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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion | APA's Inclusive Language Guide

The American Psychological Association (APA), has created an Inclusive Language Guide as a helpful resource for all. In the second edition of the guide, the APA builds on its commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) by addressing harmful language and offering updated definitions. The guide aims to raise awareness and support the use of culturally sensitive terms. APA remains dedicated to evolving the guide to promote effective communication in an increasingly diverse society.

26 Children’s Books to Support Conversations on Race, Racism and Resistance

“Research from Harvard University suggests that children as young as three years old, when exposed to racism and prejudice, tend to embrace and accept it, even though they might not understand the feelings.” The following article explains how acknowledging and discussing race with children as early as possible is important and recommended. The article linked below also provides a list of children’s books that can assist in having these conversations. 

Anti-Bias Education Resources

(**Please note that there is overlap between these categories**)

Do you have any resources to add?  If so, please send the information to Kelly Jamison ( or Marisa Chin-Calubaquib ( to have them added to the document.

Resources for Program Administrators

Type of Resource Title and Link Created by Link(s)
Book White Fragility: Why Is It So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Robin DiAngelo
Book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in The Age of Colorblindness Michelle Alexander
Book How To Be an Antiracist Ibram X. Kendi
Book Between the World and Me Ta-nehisi Coates
Book Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Ibram X. Kendi
Book Recording So You Want to Talk About Race Ijeoma Oluo
Webinar Recording Book Don’t look away: Embracing an Anti-Bias Classroom Iheoma U. Iruka
Stephanie M. Curenton
Kerry-Ann Escayg
Website Book Podcasts Check your Privilege: Live into the Work Myisha T Hill
Brandy Varnado
Jennifer Kinney
Website, Podcast, Videos, Actions, and More Showing Up for Racial Justice Many
Guidebook Recording Resources Empowering Educators: A Guidebook on Race & Racism Many
Film, resources, and Conversation Guide The Look Procter & Gamble
Website, Webinar, Questionnaire Representation Matters: Strategies for Building an Inclusive Bookshelf

Classroom Library Questionnaire: How Culturally Responsive and Diverse is Your Classroom Library?
Lee & Low Books
Recorded Webinar
Website, Reviews, Articles Booklists, Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children’s Books, Freedom Reads: Anti-Bias Book Talk Series Social Justice Books: Teaching for Change Social Justice Books
Recording of Panel Discussion Classroom Libraries as Windows and Mirrors: Ensuring Diverse, Representative Books for Our Students International Literacy Association with Jackie Jacobs, Jonda McNair, Jane Bean-Folkes, Jane Fleming, moderated by Hannah Ehrlich
Website, Book Recordings, Article Black Appetite, White Food
Your Pedagogy Might be More Aligned with Colonialism than You Realize
Jamila Lyiscott
Podcasts Nice White Parents

Resources for Early Childhood Educators

Type of Resource Title and Link Created by Link(s)
Article Race Talk in the Early Childhood Classroom: with resources to learn, reflect, and improve teaching Margaret R Beneke, and Gregory A Cheatham
Article Moving Beyond Anti-Bias Activities: Supporting the Development of Anti-Bias Practices Lisa P. Kuh, Debbie LeeKeenan, Heidi Given, and Margaret R. Beneke
Article Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children’s Books Louise Derman-Sparks
Website, Teaching Resources, Parent Organizing Article Teaching for Change Teaching Young Children about Race- A Guide for Parents and Teachers Louise Derman-Sparks and Julie Olsen Edwards
Website with Articles, Books, Etc. Anti-Bias Leaders in ECE Louise Derman-Sparks, Debbie LeeKeenan, and John Nimmo
Webinar Recording Countering Anti-Blackness through Elementary Literacy Instruction (some activities can be adapted) Kamania Wynter-Hoyte, Eliza Braden, and Michele Myers
Website, Articles, Frameworks, Podcasts, Classroom Resources, Much More Teaching Tolerance
Teaching First Graders About Microaggressions: The Small Moments Add Up
Ending Curriculum Violence
Online Teaching Can Be Culturally Responsive
Bret Turner, Stephanie P. Jones, and Rachael Mahmood
Article Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem Cory Turner
Website, Books, Podcasts, Civic Action Articles, PD, and More Educators for Anti-Racism Many
Website, Teacher Guides and Lesson Plans for Their Books, Webinar Recording Representation Matters: Strategies for Building an Inclusive Bookshelf Lee & Low
Podcast How to Raise Race Conscious Children The Preschool Podcast presented by HiMama
Webinar Recording Implicit Bias: From Awareness to Positive Change Dr. Rosemarie Allen at the Military Families Learning Network conference
Article Centering Justice, Equity, and Anti-Racism During Remote Learning Detra Price-Dennis
Article What Are Mirrors and Windows? Kimberley Moran ttps://
Podcast, Article Talking Race with Young Children NPR, Beverly Daniel Tatum
Recording Black Faces, White Spaces: Christian Cooper, John Muir & (Re)Claiming a Green World Carolyn Finney w/ New York Botanical Garden

Resources for Parents and Families

Type of Resource Title and Link Created by Link(s)
Article Even Young Children Notice What's Happening In The World Right Now Mariana Dale
Article Why You Need to Stop Saying "All Lives Matter" Rachel Elizabeth Cargle
Chart/Handout They’re Not Too Young to Talk About Race! Children’s Community School
Blog, Podcasts, Webinar Hi Mama Early Childhood Education Blog Ria Simon

Resources for Children

Type of Resource Title and Link Created by Link(s)
Article Raising Colorblind Kids Isn’t the Point, Raising Empathetic Kids Is Sa'iyda Shabazz
Article Raising Race-Conscious Children Joanna Goddard
Article Racism and Violence: Using Your Power as a Parent to Support Children Aged Two to Five Rebecca Parlakian
Website Woke Kindergarten Akiea Gross
Picture Book, Trailer, Activity Kit I am Perfectly Designed Karamo Brown
Book Light as a Feather Kajara Nia Yaa Nebthet
Book (board book) Little Heroes of Color: 50 Who Made a BIG Difference David Heredia
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