Culture and the Care of Young Children

This course focuses on the impact of culture in the lives of children, families and childcare providers. This course emphasizes the role of childcare providers in establishing daily routines and practices that support healthy development and help each child form a healthy cultural identity. Participants will gain increased competency in providing care that is consistent with a child's home culture and in communicating with parents about cultural matters. Other topics include developing awareness of personal cultural values and practices, ways to help children with sleeping, eating, toileting and working together with parents on toilet learning.

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