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Bias Buster Basics

Online • On-Demand • 4 PD Hrs

Available in Pre-Service Bundle

Educate and have an open dialogue with your staff on the topics of diversity, inclusion, and equity (DEI). This course is the perfect first step in your program's DEI journey by defining shared vocabulary, language, and values.


The perfect first step in your program’s DEI journey, Bias Buster Basics is an ideal pre-service experience for all staff to ensure everyone is using similar language and coming to the work with consistent sensitivities and understanding. In just a few hours, your staff will experience the positive energy Dr. Kimberly Johnson brings to a very challenging topic.

Course Level: Beginner

Requirements/Prerequisites: None

Target Audience: Instruction and Effective Practice, Leadership and Management, Parents and Families, Program Operations, Support Services

Course Meeting Times: None

Completion Timeline/Duration: Self-Paced

Head Start Alignment: Fulfills OHS’ diversity, equity, and inclusion requirements. It is recommended this course be taken with Head Start Basics to meet more of the OHS required training.

Course Outline

Course Author

Dr. Kimberly Johnson

Dr. Kimberly Johnson

Dr. Kimberly Johnson is a creative thinker and has a passion for teaching and helping others. She serves as a contracted course facilitator at Harvard University, has taught doctoral classes at Northeastern University, and currently teaches at Clemson University and Clinton College.

As a Head Start alumna, she knows first-hand the life-changing power of Head Start. “I am living proof that Head Start works, but our job is not done–not by any means. In fact, the journey has truly just begun,” she said. “We have much work to do to ensure that our families, teachers and most of all our children can see beyond the broken glass or sirens or even the deficit thinkers that clog their minds on a regular basis. We have the obligation to make sure our children gain the levels of love and preparedness that Head Start represents.”

Dr. Kim earned her doctorate in Curriculum, Teaching, and Leadership from Northeastern University and her master’s from Clemson University in Youth Development and Leadership as well as Early Childhood Education and Communications degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill. Kimberly completed her postdoctoral work in the Advanced Leadership Program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and recently completed a certificate in Diversity and Inclusion at Cornell University.

Registration Rates

Regular Rate: $195

NHSA Member Rate: $90

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  • Online, Self Paced Content
  • 4 Hours of Course Material
  • Video Content
  • 3 Months of Access to Online Course
  • Digital Badge
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 24/7 Access to Transcript

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What learners are saying...

"The material during the training is important and can be applied at work. It helped me become more culturally aware and inclusive while working with different cultures."

"This course helps you learn how to be culturally responsive to families. It's extraordinarily valuable and important to the success of the students' education and identity."

"I loved the overall presentation, it was very engaging, the presenter had a positive attitude in presentation, one of the best ones I've ever taken as a training.""

"The instructor was flawless. I found myself smiling at what she had to say and nodding as if she was there. Great training."

"This workshop covers everything you will need to achieve sucess on the job and how to work as a team to be more successful when working with co-workers and families."

"This was a great training to look at my teaching practices and consider ways to help children and families from diverse backgrounds feel connection and belonging."

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