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Beyond Dolls, Tipis, and Kente Cloth: How to Create a Respectful and Culturally Proficient Early Childhood Environment (virtual)

Event Description

Early childhood professionals are functioning in classrooms and care environments that are more reflective of the rich diversity of our culture than ever before. This richness is rewarding and exhilarating, but also brings with it challenges and considerations to ensure that we are being respectful and inviting of such diversity. This workshop will explore those rewards and challenges by defining, engaging with, and building on Culturally Responsive Practice, grounded in a model of Cultural Proficiency, in order to maximize the potential for creating rich relationships and growth across and through cultural frameworks.

Sessions / Training Location Info

This is a live, virtual, online training.

Session Being Hosted At:
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Rebecca Howard

Event Information

Contact Hours 2.00
Training approved for OA-L2
Registration deadline May 03, 2022
Number of open seats 15
Event Contact Carly Studer
Contact Email
Contact Phone (937) 220-9660 x1301

Topic Areas

Target Audience Classroom Staff / Teacher,Family Child Care,Program Administrator,Staff working with children with special needs
Age Groups related to content Infants (birth to 18 months),Toddlers (18 months to 36 months),Preschoolers (3 years to 5 years),Schoolagers (5 years to 18 years)
Core Knowledge Area Professional Development, Child Growth and Development, Family and Community Relations
Child Development Associate Area To ensure a well-run, purposeful program responsive to participant needs
Early Learning and Development Standards Social-Emotional Development
Assessment Type None


Objective: Define "culture" and become familiar with the frameworks for Cultural Competence, Cultural Proficiency, and Culturally Responsive Practice
Core Knowledge Document: Ohio's Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Competencies *REVISED*
Area: Professionalism
Subgroup: Continuous and Reflective Professional Development
Competency: 2.2 Develops personal goals based on reflections on current practices. Explores current trends and research-based practices in early childhood.
Objective: Critically explore how personal perspectives, experiences, and cultural frameworks influence classroom environment
Core Knowledge Document: Ohio's Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Competencies *REVISED*
Area: Child Growth and Development
Subgroup: Appropriate Environments and Experiences
Competency: 2.1 Implements a responsive learning environment (addressing setting, space, resources, relationships and schedules) based on the needs, interests, gender, language, and culture of children and the connection to the curriculum and standards.
Objective: Apply previously explored issues and considerations to the development and implementation of culturally responsive learning experiences
Core Knowledge Document: CKC Field Guide for Social and Emotional Development
Area: Family and Community Relations
Subgroup: Impact of Culture, Community and Family Systems
Competency: 2.1 Modifies curriculum to be culturally sensitive and uses this information across all practices with children and families.

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