Culturally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood

Breakout Session

Culturally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood

Speaker(s): Ingrid Lindal
Tue, Jun 25, 2024 | 10:40 - 11:50am CDT
Wed, Jun 26, 2024 | 9:00 - 10:10am CDT

About this session

Track: Early Education
Audience level: Foundational

Children bring a variety of cultural, linguistic, and social backgrounds to the classroom. To create a classroom that welcomes and respects all children's culture, values and beliefs, teachers need to consider this information when developing a curriculum that builds on the children's previous experiences. In this session we will explore the importance of teacher's self-awareness of their perspectives, values, and cultural practices and how those influence their teaching practices and views of others. This session will provide teachers with resources on first and future steps into implementing culturally responsive practices in their classroom. 

Intended Audience: Early Childhood Educators, School Representatives, Head Start Personnel

Learning objectives

  • Learn about Cultural Diversity and how it impacts early childhood settings.
  • Understand how to support children and adult caregivers in a culturally diverse environment.