Reply To: Trainer Monitored Discussion – Diversity and Colloboration

  • Amber

    December 6, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    WACs 110-300-0160 discusses how to be inclusive to all children from all backgrounds, and 110-300-0085 discusses how to interact with families and understand the culture of these families.

    The WACs very strongly emphasize inclusion and accessibility. A great deal of importance is placed on the idea that all activities in a center need to be accessible for all the children involved in the activities. Having an understanding of the diversity of the children, allows teachers to know how to make their teaching accessible. For example, during the holiday season, knowing what winter holidays are celebrated in their community, allows teachers to talk about a wide variety of holidays, and give the children in their class who may celebrate different holidays, a chance to relate to the lesson, and have a moment to teach their classmates.