Commitment to Culturally Relevant – Developmentally Appropriate Anti-Bias Education
Gretchen’s House is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our educational practices. We strive to model and foster the four goals of anti-bias education:
- Identity. Each child will demonstrate self-awareness, confidence, family pride, and positive social/group identities.
- Diversity. Each child will express comfort and joy with human diversity, accurate language for human differences, and deep, caring human connections.
- Justice. Each child will increasingly recognize unfairness (injustice), have language to describe unfairness, and understand that unfairness hurts.
- Activism. Each child will demonstrate a sense of empowerment and the skills to act, with others or alone against prejudice and/or discriminatory actions.
Derman-Sparks & Edwards (2010)