Course Description

In this course, participants will explore the social justice outcomes for early childhood education. The course will focus on strategies, ideas, and mindsets that can be brought into the early childhood classroom and school to be more culturally inclusive and responsive. Participants will gain an understanding about how cultural dierences contribute to individual perspectives on child rearing and development.

Course Outline

Synchronous instruction and asynchronous reading and assignments. Formative assessments will be provided weekly in the form of essays and collaborative projects. A summative final exam will be administered at the end of the course.

Learner Outcomes

Students will demonstrate an understanding of bias, identity, and privilege and how thesee forces can impact the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the early childhood classroom.


Required Text: Derman- Sparks, L., Edwards, J., and Goins, C. (2020). Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves- Second Edition. NAEYC.
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Mar 24, 2022 to Jun 30, 2023
Contact Hours
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Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (4 units) $100.00
Available for Credit
4 units
Section Notes

This course is part of the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program for Las Virgenes Unified School District. For any information regarding this program, please contact Ryan Gleason at rgleason@lvusd.org.

Cohort 1: March 24, 2022 - June 30, 2023