Culture and Diversity External Resources
How to Promote Diversity in CNC
It's never too early to teach children the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). In CNC, fostering a culture that prioritizes these values is essential. Try some of these tips for encouraging discussion, and helping children understand the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in CNC.
Ontario CECE Practice Guidelines: Diversity and CultureThe Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE) has developed a set of diversity and culture practice guidelines that highlight expectations and helpful recommendations. It's also a useful tool for CNC staff across the country to use as an opportunity for self-reflection and professional learning!
12 Spring Traditions Around the World
Spring is a time of rebirth, renewal, and warm-weather activities. Baby animals are born, flowers bloom, and families around the world welcome spring with their own traditions. Through food, festivals, and various activities, the spring celebrations are endless. Here’s a list of how 12 different countries welcome spring.
16 Resources for Finding Diverse Books and Classroom MaterialsThese 16 helpful resources can help you ensure that your bookshelves reflect the diversity of the world around us. Some focus more on school-age programming, but there are lots of great resources to support the early years too!
8 Tips for Making Your Program Culturally Inclusive Year RoundCelebrating diversity is a huge part of building the empathy and perspective-taking skills necessary for the development of kind, inclusive, caring human beings. As educators, we have an incredible opportunity and responsibility to support the development of these skills with even our youngest learners. Here are 8 tips for making sure your program is culturally inclusive year-round!
Listening: A Key to Cultural Competencehttps://mccormickcenter.nl.edu/library/listening-cultural-competence-220823/?utm_source=McCormick+Center+Subscribers&utm_campaign=55bd686d94-listening-cultural-competence&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8653d0e879-55bd686d94-229879049
WEBINAR: Culture and Challenging BehaviourLike the children in our care, every educator is different. We come from different contexts and cultures, and everything we think, say, and do is processed through the filter of our own culture. Culture influences our values, beliefs, gender roles, family structures, language, and even our teaching styles. The ability to understand and celebrate differences is more important now than ever. In this webinar, Barbara Kaiser will talk about the importance of cross-cultural competence, and explore the dynamics of culture in shaping educators’ expectations and children’s behaviour.
Gratitude activity for kids: Make a South African Ubuntu Collage!
Ubuntu is an important idea in South Africa. The word comes from the Zulu language and refers to the bond that connects all people. It is often translated as, “I am because we are.” The practice of Ubuntu means caring about the needs of others by being kind, helpful and generous, and it’s a lovely reminder of how connected we all are. An Ubuntu collage can be a wonderful gratitude activity for kids!