Trainer Monitored Discussion – Diversity and Colloboration

  • Lexy

    Member
    January 6, 2023 at 1:54 am

    WAC 110-300-0085 addresses <b style=”background-color: var(–bb-content-background-color); font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; color: var(–bb-body-text-color);”>Family partnerships and communication. WAC 110-300-0160 <b style=”background-color: var(–bb-content-background-color); font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; color: var(–bb-body-text-color);”>Promoting acceptance of diversity.

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    <b style=”background-color: var(–bb-content-background-color); font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; color: var(–bb-body-text-color);”>The big message that is given by the WAC is that a learning center or you as an early childhood learning professional must provide culturally and racially diverse learning experiences and that you must communicate or collaborate to make sure each child gets the education needed for their success.

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  • Angela

    Member
    January 11, 2023 at 4:49 am

    The messages that WAC conveys regarding diversity are:

    110-300-0160 Promoting acceptance of diversity.

    (1) An early learning provider must provide culturally and racially diverse learning opportunities. Diverse learning opportunities must be demonstrated by the provider’s curriculum, activities, and materials that represent all children, families and staff. A provider must use equipment and materials that include, but are not limited to:

    (a) Diverse dolls, books, pictures, games, or materials that do not reinforce stereotypes;

    (b) Diverse music from many cultures in children’s primary languages; and

    (c) A Balance of different ethnic and cultural groups, ages, abilities, family styles and genders

    (2) An early learning provider must intervene appropriately to stop biased behavior displayed by children or adults including but not limited to

    (a) Redirecting an inappropriate conversation or behavior

    (b) Being aware of situations that may involve bias and responding appropriately and

    (c) Refusing to ignore bias

  • Robyn

    Member
    January 11, 2023 at 8:06 pm

    In line with the WAC (100-300-0160) early learning providers must provide culturally and racially diverse learning opportunities through their curriculum activities and materials that represents the kids along with their family and staff. Some of these materials can include dolls, music, and instruments.

  • Marissa

    Member
    January 11, 2023 at 11:44 pm
    1. Which WACs address diversity and collaboration with families? 110-300-0100, 110-300-0325, 110-300-0330, 110-300-030
    2. What big messages do the WACs give regarding diversity and collaboration? celebrate diversity and the importance of collaborating with families
  • Sarah

    Member
    January 12, 2023 at 6:56 pm

    WAC 110-300-160 addresses diversity

    WAC 110-300-0085 addresses collaboration with families

    These are listed early in the WAC to show the importance of their families as the first educators. I find the big message to be that equal representation of all cultures creates a welcoming and inclusive environment

  • Sam

    Member
    January 13, 2023 at 9:03 pm

    WAC 110-300-0160 states that early childcare providers must provide learning opportunities that are culturally/ racially diverse in their curriculums, activities, and materials. That includes things around the classroom that don’t reinforce stereotypes, diverse music, and intervening when biased behavior is displayed.WAC 110-300-0160 states that early childcare providers must provide learning opportunities that are culturally/ racially diverse in their curriculums, activities, and materials. That includes things around the classroom that don’t reinforce stereotypes, diverse music, and intervening when biased behavior is displayed.

    both of these WACs show that it is important to include diversity in our ciriculum to make children feel safe and welcomed at childcare. It also talks about ways that we can avoid damaging children through stereotypes and discrimination.

  • sophie

    Member
    January 14, 2023 at 12:19 am

    1.) WAC – 110 – 300 – 0085 & WAC – 110 – 300 – 0160

    2.) WAC 100-300-0160 basically says that providers must provide culturally/ racially diverse learning opportunities through their activities . Things like toys , music , etc.

  • Ella Christiansen

    Member
    January 16, 2023 at 12:25 am

    They convey that no matter the diversity each child will get a chance for healthy child development. To feel welcomed, understood, and heard regardless of their backgrounds.

  • Sophia

    Member
    January 16, 2023 at 1:43 am

    I would foster diversity and collaboration by making sure different types of cultures and family structures were included. In addition, I would not create activities that target biological family members, and follow guidelines to make an activity that celebrates everyone’s unique differences rather than their shortcomings. For example, maybe each child could bring a special object to them or their family to start learning about culture and diversity. Culture extends to family life and structure and this could be a beneficial introduction to giving kids the vocabulary they need to articulate themselves.

  • Emma

    Member
    January 16, 2023 at 11:36 pm

    WAC <b style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; color: var(–bb-body-text-color);”>110-300-0160110-300-0160 addresses diversity and collaboration with families. The big message that the WAC gives regarding diversity and collaboration with families include the fact that early learning providers must provide culturally and racially diverse learning opportunities. The WAC goes on to state that these learning opportunities must be demonstrated by the provider’s curriculum through activities, toys, books, games, etc. These opportunities must not reinforce stereotypes. The provider must also be aware of any biases and situations that may arise from these biases and be willing to address the situation appropriately. It is not an option to simply ignore the bias.

  • AJ

    Member
    January 17, 2023 at 10:16 pm

    WACs 110-300-0160, 110-300-0320 address diversity and another important one would be 110-300-0085 as it is about collaborating with the families, one of the largest factors into the childs’ diversity. They paint clear that every child should be given equal chance, support, opportunities and care.

  • Madison

    Member
    January 22, 2023 at 7:02 pm

    WAC 110-300-0161 and 110-320 both reference diversity. I believe the message is that no matter what we are constantly doing what we can to make everyone feel equal and to teach every child in our care to do the same. In the classroom that could be through not offering any materials that might show stereotypical or offensive behaviors, giving clear instruction, and adding opportunities for other children to learn about different diversities. Also by establishing a good connection with the parents so they can comfortably communicate with you when there is an issue.

  • Marlana

    Member
    January 25, 2023 at 1:08 am

    WAC 110-300-0160 Promoting acceptance of diversity. (1) An early learning provider must provide culturally and racially diverse
    learning opportunities. Diverse learning opportunities must be demonstrated by the provider’s curriculum, activities, and materials that
    represent all children, families, and staff. A provider must use
    equipment and materials that include but are not limited to:

    (a) Diverse dolls, books, pictures, games, or materials that do
    not reinforce stereotypes.

    (b) Diverse music from many cultures in children’s primary languages; and

    (c) A balance of different ethnic and cultural groups, ages,
    abilities, family styles, and genders.

    (2) An early learning provider must intervene appropriately to
    stop biased behavior displayed by children or adults including, but
    not limited to:

    (a) Redirecting an inappropriate conversation or behavior.

    (b) Being aware of situations that may involve bias and responding appropriately; and

    (c) Refusing to ignore bias.

    *What this means is that “by law” it is required, not requested. *

  • Kaylea

    Member
    January 26, 2023 at 6:13 am

    1. the WACs that address diversity and collaboration with families are

    ~WAC110-300-85

    ~WAC 110-300-310

    ~WAC 110-300-315

    and possibly even WAC 110-300-300

    2. The WACs send out the message that diversity needs to be acknowledged and should be taken into consideration when planning out activities or helping students throughout the day. They push the narrative of inclusion and want the ELPs to figure out a way to accommodate children if needed. I think the overall message is inclusion, family collaboration, and support are 100% necessary to make families of all backgrounds feel welcomed and included.

  • Francisca

    Member
    January 26, 2023 at 11:56 pm

    ONE WAY TO ENGAGE THE STUDENT TO EXPLAINING THEIR BACKGROUND CULTURE WOULD BE A POSTER THAT STARTS OFF “ABOUT ME”. This can engage both the parent and child to understand better where they come from and what foods for example is most common in their country to what language is spoken the most. A poster explaining this would be well informing to everyone in the classroom also one thing I learned in my Childs school was taking a food or a belief we are used to and presenting it to the classroom for others to try or understand where we come from.

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