There are many challenges when working with young children. Behaviors, potty training, sharing, biting, and the list goes on. With all of these situations taking up so much time, it can be easy to forget how important it is to consider culture when addressing these challenges.
You may be surprised to learn that a child’s culture, including their family and community, plays a huge role in their growth and development. Culture impacts how babies form attachments, how children eat, how toddlers play with one another, how children will react to discipline, how children problem solve, how they communicate, and so much more. When working with young children it is imperative that providers take the time to learn about children’s families and cultures and use this information to guide their learning and development.
Providers and families need to form a partnership in order to successfully support children. H&H Child Care Training Center has developed several online training courses to assist providers as they make cultural considerations in their work with young children. Community, Diversity, and Acceptance in Childcare, Cultures in the Classroom, and Cultures of the World are just a few courses that provide insight into the importance of culture to child development and strategies to incorporate cultural competency into daily routines with children.
A minority, woman-owned business, H&H Child Care Training Center knows firsthand how important cultural competency is to child care providers work with young children. For more information on these and other trainings, go to our website at www.childcareed.com. H&H offers over 200 online training courses and more are being added each week.