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INCLUSIVE EDUCATION / DIVERSIT Y / EARLY CHILDHOOD
Discover culturally responsive ways to
celebrate holidays
Is your program struggling with how to enjoy holidays in a respectful, anti-
bias way? Celebrate! is the comprehensive resource to guide you through
the sensitive issues surrounding holidays. Filled with practical examples
and stories, this new edition has updated resources and reproducible
forms for incorporating holidays in your early learning program by
honoring diversity in inclusive ways.

Build holiday policies that:♥
♥ reflect all children’s experiences♥
♥ consider religion, stereotypes, and commercialism♥
♥ meet the needs of all families and encourage family involvement♥
♥ introduce holidays that are less familiar
“Celebrate! offers an insightful, helpful analysis of the complexity of working with
diverse children, families, and staff to include holidays in our programs. There is a big
vision offered here for living respectfully and joyfully together, as well as practical ideas
for administrative structures, practices for teachers, and useful language for respectful
conversations. This book will support you well through your own journey to anti-bias
holiday practices and more. It is a resource like no other.”
—Deb Curtis, children’s teacher, mentor, consultant, and coauthor of
Designs for Living and Learning
“A significant contribution to the evolving anti-bias education approach.”
—Louise Derman-Sparks, coauthor of What if All the Kids Are White?
JULIE BISSON is an early childhood education trainer, community college
instructor, and consultant. Bisson received her MA 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.

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