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ERIC Number: EJ913834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0164-8527
Cultural Responsiveness and Routines: When Center and Home Don't Match
Gonzalez-Mena, Janet
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n194 p42-44 Jul-Aug 2010
This article discusses cultural responsiveness and routines of child care centers that do not match what families are accustomed to at home. It can be difficult to discuss cultural differences in some routine caregiving activities because of the standards, rules, regulations, best practices, and health concerns that those trained in early childhood education know about (and are judged on). However, when early childhood staff and administrators can suspend judgment long enough to try to understand a perspective that may not be theirs, it is an important first step to getting in tune with families. Through further conversation it may be possible for a program to increase its cultural responsiveness so that the routines of the center match better with the ones at home.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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