About the Author:

Julie Bisson is an early childhood education trainer, community college instructor, and consultant. Ms. Bisson received her M.A. in human development from Pacific Oaks College. She provides training on subjects ranging from culturally relevant and anti-bias curriculum to holiday curriculum. As a former child care director and preschool teacher, Ms. Bisson has experienced firsthand the issues facing child care practitioners and educators.

Julie Bisson 's Books

  • Celebrate! 2nd Edition: An Anti-Bias Guide to Including Holidays in Early Childhood Programs

    Author: Julie Bisson

    Product Code:
    544533 (Softbound)
    544540 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-453-3 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-454-0 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 0-8

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press Free sample chapter

    Since demographics have changed in early childhood programs, questions of how, when, and which holidays to celebrate have also become more complex and controversial. This guide provides educators with a toolbox for developing inclusive policies, evaluating holiday activities for appropriateness, addressing commercialism and stereotypes, and involving families. Includes reproducible holiday policies, sample questionnaires for families, and a sample Holiday Practices Improvement Plan to adapt to assess the strengths and weaknesses of your own holiday activities. This hands-on guide helps you celebrate holidays in your early learning program in cultureally responsive, respectful, and inclusive ways.

    Age focus: 0–8.

    Softbound, 200 pgs.

    $24.95  
    $24.95  
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