General

EARLY CHILDHOOD GENDER EXPANSIVENESS

This info sheet includes a history of western gender models, our intersectional gender model, and research about gender-expansive children and the importance of creating inclusive learning environments.
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Classroom audit Tool

This tool offers a set of reflection questions and prompts about specific aspects of your program and practice for you to consider from a gender justice perspective. It is a way to identify areas where you might want to focus your attention, a structure for you to create a concrete plan towards change, and a jumping point for your lifelong learning about gender justice and other forms of justice in your program.
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Loaded Language: Changing How We Talk About Gender

Commonly used phrases that re-inscribe binary gender and alternative phrases that support gender diversity.
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Working With Persona dolls

A three-page handout on how to get started working with persona dolls, published with the permission of authors Julie Olsen Edwards and Louise Derman-Sparks of Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves. Using persona dolls can be a great way to spark discussions about gender, transgender and gender expansive children, and community members with young children, without putting any students “on the spot.”
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Children’s Literature

Qualities to Look for in Gender Expansive Children’s Literature

Suggestions for qualities to look for in gender-expansive children’s literature, as well as changes you can make that will promote healthy gender development.
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Oral Storytelling 101

Tips on how to be a great oral storyteller, whether you’re weaving your own tales or reading books aloud. View PDF →

Recommended Gender expansive Children’s Literature

Books that encourage acceptance, respect, and the freedom to be yourself.
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