Harmonizing Cultural Diversity for Sensitive Infant Care
A PITC Training Session

Session Format: 3-hour session, 30-40 participants, lecture, DVD, discussion

Through viewing and discussing DVDs, personal reflection, and large and small group discussions, participants explore their cultural expectations and biases and have an opportunity to learn about alternative perspectives and realities through the cultural lenses and experiences of others. This type of exploration is designed to help participants increase their capacity for becoming culturally aware and responsive to families with children in infant/toddler care.

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

Related Resources:

Article Discovering my Whiteness in a Racist Society
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
Article White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
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 "Thinking in Images"
Handout Agenda
Handout Assumptions
Handout Child Rearing Practices Matrix My Family's Culture
Handout Climate of Care
Handout Culturally Responsive Care and Identity Formation
Handout Culture and Child Care
Handout Culture as a Process
Handout Culture, Identity, and Caregiving Practices
Handout Definition of Terms
Handout Discussions Regarding Culture and Race for Trainers to Think About
Handout Eight Considerations For Equity in Identity Formation in Infant-Toddler Programs
Handout Ethnic Self-Awareness
Handout Fundamentals of Cultural Competency
Handout Goals for Session
Handout Linking the PITC Trainer Institute Sessions to Head Start Program Performance Standards and Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework
Handout Resource List
Handout Uncovering Memories of Oppression
Manual Trainer's Manual Module IV: Culture, Family and Providers
PowerPoint Harmonizing Cultural Diversity for Sensitive Infant Care
DVD Essential Connections: Ten Keys to Culturally Sensitive Child Care
DVD Booklet Essential Connections: Ten Keys to Culturally Sensitive Child Care
DVD Booklet Talking Points for Essential Connections: Video Clips for Group Discussion