TO CELEBRATE OR NOT TO CELEBRATE?
Date(s) - May 26, 2018
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Diversity is the one thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day.
Talking and thinking about holidays in early childhood programs today is a “hot topic.” Diversity amongst
children, families, and staff who make up our programs is ever increasing. Many of us believe that holidays should be celebrated, while many others think celebrations do not belong in the classroom. These opposing views have created a divide and uncertainty on whether to celebrate. As an industry, we need to discuss the decision and ramifications on whether ‘to celebrate or not to celebrate’.
Creating brave spaces within your program to discuss celebration
How to avoid the “tourist approach” of celebrating diversity in your program
Review the “anti-bias curriculum”
Discussing choices for celebrating holidays in your program
Looking at rituals and traditions in your program
Connecting with our families and communities to discover which celebrations are important to them
Generate thoughts and ideas on alternative ways to celebrate
Early Childhood Educators, Parents, Caregivers
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Sarah McCarthy has a Bachelor of Science in Education and Training, a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Montessori (0-12 years) and a Certificate for children with special needs. Sarah has been in the educational field for over 15 years. She has taught in Reggio preschools, play-based centres, Montessori schools, and was an Early Childhood Coordinator and Instructor for Sprott Shaw College.