June 17, 2021- Published by Rowman and Littlefield Press, this new edited volume, entitled, Keeping up with the Times,  addresses the ways in which Early Childhood Education programs can help new educators 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. The contributors argue that 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. The authors advance the importance of talking about race within the context of early childhood. 

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