Upcoming Events

Debbie LeeKeenanFeb. 20, 2018,  Hilltop Children’s Center, Seattle, WA. Professional Development Anti-bias Education Workshop for Faculty 
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
 

John Nimmo
Mar. 10, 2018, 9:00am-4:00pm, The Advent School Collaborative, 15 Brimmer Street, Boston, MA. Anti-Bias Education & the Reggio Emilia Approach
Presenter: John Nimmo
Through presentations and hands-on workshops, teachers will share their experiences to explore identity, build community, and inspire children to take action in their world. Register here.

 

March 20, 12:00-2:00pm, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Working Parents and Caregivers subcommittee of Women Connect, Seattle WA. Creating Inclusive Communities: Responding to Children’s Questions about Difference
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
We live in an increasingly diverse world and children are naturally curious about differences. They are aware of them from very young ages. How we as adults respond to their spoken and unspoken questions about differences directly impacts how they will think about these ideas. This session will provide opportunities for discussion as well as strategies and resources to help children think and talk about their ideas and feelings about themselves, the differences and similarities among people, and about fairness and unfairness in people’s interactions with each other.

 

March 21, 2018, 9:00am-3:00pm, Edmonds Community College, Edmonds, WA. OPEP (Organization of Parenting Education Programs) State Wide Conference. Creating Inclusive Communities: Learning From and With Families
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
This full day workshop will provide a framework for engaging families and developing inclusive staff-family partnerships. Topics for the day include understanding anti-bias education, responding to children’s questions about differences, working with families using a funds of knowledge/strength based approach, strategies for making families welcome and visible, family anti-bias education and dialogues, and managing conflict in partnerships. Format for the day will include keynote talks, small group work using case study scenarios and application and action planning for your own settings.

 

April 10, 2018, 5:30-7:00pm, Wallingford Child Care Center, 2115 North 42nd Street, Seattle, WA. Families Workshop. Building inclusive communities:Responding to Children’s Questions about Difference
Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
We live in an increasingly diverse world and children are naturally curious about differences. They are aware of them from very young ages. How we as adults respond to their spoken and unspoken questions about differences directly impacts how they will think about these ideas. This session will provide opportunities for discussion as well as strategies and resources to help children think and talk about their ideas and feelings about themselves, the differences and similarities among people, and about fairness and unfairness in people’s interactions with each other.

 

April 23, 2018, 7:30-9:00pm, Wedgwood Cooperative Preschool, Seattle, WA. Spring Parent Meeting.
Creating Inclusive Communities: Anti-bias Education

Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan

 

May 16, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm, PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support) Community Talk, Seattle, WA.
Creating inclusive communities: Responding to children’s questions about differences.

Presenter: Debbie LeeKeenan
This workshop will provide families and educators with a framework for anti-bias education and practical tips on how to respond to children’s comments and questions about differences, how social identity develops in young children and beyond, and how to have courageous conversations about potentially challenging topics. Register here