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ERIC Number: EJ992259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1538-6619
Enhancing Practice with Infants and Toddlers from Diverse Language and Cultural Backgrounds
Nemeth, Karen N.; Erdosi, Valeria
Young Children, v67 n4 p49-57 Sep 2012
As infant/toddler programs encounter growing diversity, they need to reenvision the impact they have on children and families in all areas of practice, from recruiting new enrollees to stocking classrooms to changing the ways adults interact with children and families with different languages and from different cultures. What happens on the first day can set the stage for a family's involvement in a program. The director and staff at The King's Daughters Day School, an NAEYC-Accredited early childhood program, take that responsibility very seriously. As one of the oldest child development programs in the United States (established in 1906), it holds a respected position in the small but diverse city of Plainfield. In this article, the authors discuss how to enhance practice with infants and toddlers from diverse language and cultural backgrounds. They present some ways to connect with diverse families.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey