Exploring Implicit Bias: A Critical Step for Anti-Bias Early Education

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Description

Implicit biases develop during early childhood and they play a role in shaping our value systems. In this workshop we will deepen participants' understanding of implicit bias, how it develops and how we can recognize and prevent it as an important first step to promoting social justice and equity. Strategies and resources for early educators will be discussed.

This session addresses Massachusetts Core Competency 7: Program Planning and Development; Massachusetts Core Competency 8: Professionalism and Leadership.

Audience

Administrators, Curriculum Directors, Early Educators, Paraprofessionals, Principals, Specialists, Teachers; Grades PK-K

Credits

1.5 Training Hours

Availability

Future training dates will be announced here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.

Instructor(s)

  • thumbnail of Desiree Lalbeharie-Josias

    Desiree Lalbeharie-Josias, Ed.D. is the Director of the Early Childhood Department at CES.  She earned both her Bachelor’s degree in Education and Child Study and her Master’s degree in Education of the Deaf from Smith College.  She completed her doctoral studies at University of Massachusetts-Amherst in Special Education with a focus on Early Intervention.  

For more information, contact:
Position: 
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5568
Email: 
ebouvier@collaborative.org

Registration

A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, CES will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 7 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide. 

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at collaborative.org. You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day. Or for Early Childhood Professional Development information, please call 413.588.5570.