Embracing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Listening to Powerful Voices Through Stories

VAAEYC Admin/ May 25, 2021/ Diversity

Excerpted from the recent NAEYC Affiliate Connections Newsletter. Melanie Felton is a member of the Affiliate Advisory Council. Opinions expressed are those of the author. As an early childhood teacher educator, I have promoted “anti-bias education” (Olsen, Derman-Sparks & Goins, 2020) for decades. Yet honestly, I was teaching from “head knowledge” because as a white teacher, my “heart knowledge” related

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Take Back the Media, with Jessica Skiles

VAAEYC Admin/ January 27, 2021/ Diversity, Events

Our guest blogger today, Jessica Skiles, will also be presenting “Diversify Your Bookshelf” at the Annual Conference on Friday, March 12 at 1:45 pm. Her session, “Snailed It!”, was hit at the 2020 Annual Conference! Jessica Skiles has worked in the field of early childhood for six years, with many years of volunteer and part-time experience before that. She has

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