Child care programs increasingly have children of diverse races and cultures. This second edition is an update and contains the latest research findings about the role of a family's culture in the child's development of communication. A new chapter adds a discussion of how parents and teachers can build a foundation for literacy in infants and toddlers. One of the new appendixes contains the infant/toddler learning and development foundations for language development. You may order the above resource directly from the California Department of Education.