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10 Steps to a Culturally Diverse Classroom

Course Number
OLDiverseClassroom2hrCCRC
Overview
This is an ONLINE training is for beginning early childhood educators looking for tips, tricks, and positive ways to create a culturally diverse classroom.  This training will focus on providing culturally sensitive care to all age groups. 
Objective
1.2 Applies the process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation
to support children's growth through developmentally appropriate practices 
b. Recognizes and addresses how developmental variations and family culture, language, and environment
influence a child’s growth and development
2.1 Respects families and is responsive to language, culture, family characteristics,
needs, concerns, and priorities 
d. Recognizes and acknowledges that culture, language, socioeconomic factors, support systems, and special needs
may influence how families nurture their children 
f. Empowers family strengths and supports diverse needs, including those of Dual Language Learners
g. Takes time to learn about families’ race, religion, home language, family structure, employment situation, other
child care arrangements, as well as their values and beliefs about childhood, education, and intervention
3.3 Builds positive, productive partnerships with families and colleagues to
enhance the assessment process
a. Is considerate to family culture, values, home language, and literacy level when sharing assessment procedures
with families
4.1 Develops and models genuine, supportive relationships 
e. Creates opportunities for children of different races, cultures, languages, abilities, and genders to work and play
together
4.2 Creates an environment that is predictable, promotes interaction and learning,
and is responsive to the needs of all children
h. Ensures materials reflect the languages and cultures represented in the program and uses them to reduce
potential bias and discrimination
6.4 Exhibits commitment to ongoing growth and learning
e. Seeks out knowledge of the cultures and populations within the community and integrates into practice
Additional Information
Part One: What is Culture?
Understanding history and awareness
Part Two: 10 Steps to Providing Culturally Sensitive Care
Acknowledging personal bias
Part Three: Evaluating Your Classroom Culture
Course Hours
2.00

Scheduled Event(s) for this Course
REQUIRES REGISTRATION Overview
This is an ONLINE training is for beginning early childhood educators looking for tips, tricks, and positive ways to create a culturally diverse classroom.  This training will focus on providing culturally sensitive care to all age groups. 

Objective(s)
1.2 Applies the process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation
to support children's growth through developmentally appropriate practices 
b. Recognizes and addresses how developmental variations and family culture, language, and environment
influence a child’s growth and development
2.1 Respects families and is responsive to language, culture, family characteristics,
needs, concerns, and priorities 
d. Recognizes and acknowledges that culture, language, socioeconomic factors, support systems, and special needs
may influence how families nurture their children 
f. Empowers family strengths and supports diverse needs, including those of Dual Language Learners
g. Takes time to learn about families’ race, religion, home language, family structure, employment situation, other
child care arrangements, as well as their values and beliefs about childhood, education, and intervention
3.3 Builds positive, productive partnerships with families and colleagues to
enhance the assessment process
a. Is considerate to family culture, values, home language, and literacy level when sharing assessment procedures
with families
4.1 Develops and models genuine, supportive relationships 
e. Creates opportunities for children of different races, cultures, languages, abilities, and genders to work and play
together
4.2 Creates an environment that is predictable, promotes interaction and learning,
and is responsive to the needs of all children
h. Ensures materials reflect the languages and cultures represented in the program and uses them to reduce
potential bias and discrimination
6.4 Exhibits commitment to ongoing growth and learning
e. Seeks out knowledge of the cultures and populations within the community and integrates into practice

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