Theme 2: Cultural Diversity 

Focuses on recognizing and responding to culture and ethnic differences in the preschool setting.  Presentations in this theme should provide supports for fostering social relationships among peers and for promoting multicultural understanding.  Supports should include innovative ideas for delivering developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate learning experiences in language, literacy, mathematics, social and emotional functioning, and approaches to learning, science, physical skills, and creative arts.  In addition, considerations for parent engagement and communication with diverse populations is included.  

  • Dual language learners program assessment
  • Using your community assessment to plan for dual language learners
  • Parent Engagement - Using parents in classroom to provide high rich language environments
  • Cultural responsive pedagogy
  • Recruitment practices to support program culture
  • Equity in early learning settings