Date(s) - Thursday, May 10, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Children’s feelings of security and self-esteem are deeply embedded in a positive identification with their own family and culture of origin. A positive identification with their own family and culture in infants and toddlers is best supported when the child’s primary caregiver shares the culture and language of the child’s family. Caregivers from cultures different than that of the child’s family must find other ways to support the cultural and family identity. In this class, participants will explore the challenges of meeting the needs of infants and toddlers in a culturally and linguistically-diverse child care setting. Participants will examine their own caregiving practices and attitudes in relation to caring for children from homes where mainstream English is not spoken.
Core of Knowledge Area: Community (1 hour) & Professionalism (1 hour)