Creating an anti-bias classroom for children through picture books

June 2nd, 2022


Eastern Time

2:00PM - 3:00PM


Join us on Thursday, June 2nd at 2 PM ET as we welcome Paula Jackson, Stefanie Paige and Autumn Allen from Barefoot Books! They are joining us for an important conversation on how to understand and tackle bias in early childhood. 

During this webinar you will learn the meaning of bias, as well as how and when children start to develop bias. You will also learn how to recognize the gaps within your own childcare setting, and how to choose high quality books that contribute to providing anti-bias education for children.

Meet our special guests

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Paula Jackson
Head of Global Citizenship
Barefoot Books

In this session we will talk about...

Understand what the research tells us about how and when children develop bias 

Recognize gaps in anti-bias education practice within your own child care settings 

Get tools for evaluating and selecting books that support high quality anti-bias education

Get activity ideas and strategies for your classroom!

Global Citizenship in early childhood education

Learn about the importance of global citizenship in early childhood education

Learn about the importance of representation of diversity in media and children's books

The impact of diversity in media and literacy on empathy at a young age

Diversity, Equity, inclusion - It starts in early childhood

Learn how you can improve staff hiring and retention at your center!

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Dr. Jackson has worked as an educational advisor to the Department for International Development in London, the World Bank and other multilateral institutions on issues related to educational reform, curriculum development and teacher training. As a researcher and consultant, Dr. Jackson has worked with NGOs, educational foundations and schools around the world to explore teacher and pupil perspectives, global diversity, teacher training and school effectiveness. She serves on the board of educational institutions in Haiti, Kenya and Germany each of which focus on mentorship and teacher training.

Autumn is an educator, a writer, an editor and a reviewer of books for children and young adults, and an independent scholar of children’s literature. She holds an MA-MFA in children’s literature and writing for children from Simmons, a master‘s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she studied cultural psychology, and a B.A. in literature from Yale. Her graduate studies and her practice as an educator in community settings inform her interest in children’s literature as a tool of cultural transmission and as a potential site of cultural transformation.

Autumn Allen
Educator, Writer 
& Editor
Barefoot Books

Stefanie Paige Weider
Director of Education and Content
Barefoot Books

Stefanie enjoyed many years of working with children, families and teachers in diverse settings all over the United States as an early childhood educator and program director before transitioning to her focus to children’s product development. Since 2014 she has served as the in-house early education expert at the independent children’s book publisher, Barefoot Books, and is currently their Director of Education and Content. Stefanie earned her dual master’s in Early Childhood General & Special Education / Infant & Parent Development & Early Intervention from the Bank Street Graduate School of Education and her B.A. from Harvard University.

Plus, join us live for a chance to win diversity and inclusion picture book prize pack valued at $100! 

Diversity and Inclusion Picture Book Prize Pack!