Acknowledge, Ask, and Adapt
A PITC Training Session

Session Format: 3-hour session, 30-40 participants, small group, DVD clips, discussion, role play

In this session, participants discuss scenarios that focus on learning to interact with families and handle culturally sensitive issues in responsive ways. Small groups analyze scenarios from the DVD Essential Connections and the print document Infant/Toddler Caregiving: A Guide to Culturally Responsive Care. In addition, there are opportunities for participants to engage in role-play activities to explore cultural issues that commonly occur in infant/toddler care.

Related Module(s):
IV Culture, Family, and Providers

Related Resources:

Article Exploring Diversity in Supervision and Practice
Article From Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces A New Way to Frame Dialogue Around Diversity and Social Justice
Article Part I: Guiding Principles for Developing Cultural Competence
Article Part III: Understanding Contemporary Families and Households
Article The Cultural Responsiveness and Dual Language Education Project
Article Very Young Children In Lesbian- And Gay-Headed Families: Moving Beyond Acceptance
Article What If All the Children in My Class Are White? Historical and Research Background
Guide El cuidado de los niños de cero a tres años en grupo: Una guía para el cuidado infantil culturalmente sensible, Segunda edición
Guide Infant/Toddler Caregiving: A Guide to Culturally Sensitive Care, Second Edition
Handout A Process in Communicating
Handout Agenda
Handout Communicating with Families to Resolve Issues
Handout Culture and Child Care
Handout Linking the PITC Trainer Institute Sessions to Head Start Program Performance Standards and Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework
Handout Practicing Acknowledge, Ask, and Adapt Skills Role Play Instructions and Scenarios
Handout Resource List
Manual Trainer's Manual Module IV: Culture, Family and Providers
PowerPoint Acknowledge, Ask and Adapt
DVD Essential Connections: Ten Keys to Culturally Sensitive Child Care
DVD Talking Points for Essential Connections: Video Clips for Group Discussion
DVD Booklet Essential Connections: Ten Keys to Culturally Sensitive Child Care