New publication: Religion in Early Childhood: Guidelines for preservice teachers

Authors: Ruth Vilà Baños, Montserrat Freixa Niella, Assumpta Aneas Álvarez, Angelina Sánchez-Martí


Keeping up with the Times

Diversity and Inclusion in Early Childhood Teacher Education Programs

Edited by Mari Riojas-Cortez

How do we begin to understand diversity in early childhood in order to combat biases? There are many layers of diversity within families that are important to examine. We must consider ethnic diversity first and foremost as we engage in a conversation regarding diversity, as we know (or should know) the history of people of color in the US and the challenges and adversities that we have experienced. In the context of this book, understanding diversity begins with positioning a definition that encompasses the realities of many families particularly across the US such as immigration status, gender, family structure, sexual identity, class, and spiritual beliefs. We also see the importance to talking about race within the context of early childhood.



Vilà Baños, R., Freixa Niella, M., Aneas Álvarez, A., & Sánchez-Martí, A. (2021). Religion in Early Childhood: Guidelines for preservice teachers. In M. Riojas-Cortez (Ed.), Keeping up with the times. Diversity and inclusion in early childhood teacher education programs (pp. 61).