Required Readings


Grant, K. B. (2010). Home, School, and Community Collaboration: Culturally Responsive Family Involvement.  Sage Publications. ISBN: 9781412954747


Derman-Sparks,L. & Edwards, J.O. (2010).  Anti-bias education: for young children and ourselves.  Washington, D.C.: National Association for the Education of Young Children.

ISBN 978-1-928896-67-8


Required articles: These can all be found in the resources section of myLesley:


Bang, Y.. (2009). Helping All Families Participate in School Life. YC Young Children, 64(6), 97-99. 


Blagojevic, B., & Thomes, K.. (2008). Young Photographers. YC Young Children, 63(5), 66-70,72. 


Barta, J. & Winn, T. (1996, January). Involving parents in creating anti-bias classrooms. In Children Today, 24(1), p.28


Boutte, G.. (2008). Beyond the Illusion of Diversity: How Early Childhood Teachers Can Promote Social Justice. The Social Studies, 99(4), 165-173


Burt, T., Gelnaw, A., & Lesser, L.. (2010). Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Environments for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Families in Early Childhood Settings. YC Young Children, 65(1), 97-102. 


Comer, J., & Ben-avie, M.. (2010). Promoting Community in Early Childhood Programs: A Comparison of Two Programs. Early Childhood Education Journal, 38(2), 87-94. 


Daniel, J.. (2009). Intentionally Thoughtful Family Engagement in Early Childhood Education. YC Young Children, 64(5), 10-14.


Derman-Sparks, L.. (2009). Children-Socioeconomic Class and Equity. YC Young Children, 64(3), pp. 50-53. 


Derman-Sparks,L.  &  Ramse, P.G. (2005). What If All the Children in My Class Are White? Anti-bias/Multicultural Education with White Children. YC Young Children, 60(6), pp. 20-24,26-27


Derman-Sparks, Louise.  (1993). Empowering children to create a caring culture in a world of differences. Childhood Education, 70(2), p. 66.


Fox, R. K.  (2007). One of the Hidden Diversities in Schools: Families With Parents Who Are Lesbian or Gay. Childhood Education, 83(5), 277-281.


Giovacco-johnson, T.. (2009). Portraits of Partnership: The Hopes and Dreams Project. Early Childhood Education Journal, 37(2), 127-135


Given, H., Kuh, L., LeeKeenan, D., Mardell, B., Redditt, S., & Twombly, S.. (2009). Changing School Culture: Using Documentation to Support Collaborative Inquiry. Theory into Practice, 49(1), 36.


Halgunseth, L.. (2009). Family Engagement, Diverse Families, and Early Childhood Education Programs: An Integrated Review of the Literature. YC Young Children, 64(5), 56-58. 


Hyland, N.. (2010). Social Justice in Early Childhood Classrooms What the Research Tells Us. YC Young Children, 65(1), 82-90.  Retrieved October 12, 2010, from ProQuest Education Journals.


Mardell, B. & Abo-Zena, M.M. (July, 2010) “The Fun Thing about Studying Different Beliefs Is That . . . They Are Different”— Kindergartners Explore Spirituality. In Young Children, Vol. 65, No.4 pp 12-17.


Mitchell, S., Foulger, T., & Wetzel, K.. (2009). Ten Tips for Involving Families through Internet-Based Communication. YC Young Children, 64(5), 46-49


Moran, M.J., Desroachers, L. Cavicchi, N.M. (2007). Progettazione and Documentation as Sociocultural Activities: Changing Communities of Practice, Theory into Practice, v46 n1 p81-90 2007. 10 pp.


Ray, J., Pewitt-Kinder, J., & George, S.. (2009). Partnering with Families of Children with Special Needs. YC Young Children, 64(5),


Souto-Manning, M.. (2010). CHALLENGES TO CONSIDER, STRENGHS TO BUILD ON. YC Young Children, 65(2), 82-88. 


Swin, J & Freeman, R. .Parents and Teachers Working Together: Should Food Be Used as Learning Materials? Early Childhood News


Recommended texts

Derman-Sparks,L. & Edwards, J.O. (2010).  Anti-bias education: for young children and ourselves.  Washington, D.C.: National Association for the Education of Young Children.

ISBN 978-1-928896-67-8


Koralek, Derry G. (2007). Spotlight on Young Children and Families.  Washington, DC.National Association for the Education of Young Children.


Required Readings

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