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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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This list supports early childhood professionals’ awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and offers resources with suggestions for practices that help young children understand and appreciate diversity.

Table of Contents


  • Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves, Second Edition by Louse Derman-Sparks, Julie Olsen Edwards, and Catherine M. Goins. (2020), NAEYC. 
  • The Making Friends Program: Supporting Acceptance in Your K-2 Classroom by Paddy C. Favazza, Michaelene M. Ostrosky, and Chryso Mouzurou (2016), Brookes.

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About this resource

Setting(s) for which the article is intended:
  • Child Care Center
  • Preschool Program

Intended audience(s):
  • Teachers / Service providers

Age Levels (the age of the children to whom the article applies):
Reviewed: 2023