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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET 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. ISBN 978-1-60554-453-3 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL $24.95