This work sets out the knowledge and understanding required to provide an education and care service for young children that is free of racial discrimination. The book addresses the central concepts in racial inequality and the ways that these occur in the early years. Clear guidance is provided on how the Education Reform Act, Children Act and Race Relations Act can be used together for further racial equality. Particular emphasis is placed on the practical implementation of racial equality through curriculum and staff development in all-white and multi-ethnic early years setting. The book is aimed at a multi-professional audience and should be of particular use to early-years teachers, childminders, nursery nurses, pre-school playgroup leaders, parents and students.
"Especially valuable to workers in predominantly white areas where anti-racist policies and strategies are deemed superfluous in a setting where 'race' questions just don't exist. This book reveals immense respect for both parents and professionals but the chief preoccupation is with the needs of the children...this excellent book." -- Early Education (U.K.)