DIPLOMA OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE CHC50113
CLUSTER ;1 FAMILIES
LIST THE CURRENT PARTS OF YOUR CURRICULUM THAT BUILT ON DIVERSITY, CHILDREN'S
BACKGROUNDS. INCLUDES ALL AREAS OF THE CURRICULUM THAT IS ROUTINES, PLANNED AND
SPONTANEOUS ACTIVITY , ENVIRONMENT.
childhood program environment should look and feel welcoming for all children and
should reflect the diverse world in which we live. In addition to being bright, colorful, safe and clean,
it should include children’s artwork and show the diversity of the world through the program’s
abundant supply of age-appropriate toys, dolls, books, magazines, pictures and musical instruments.
Because what is in the environment, as well as what is absent, provides children with essential
information about who and what is important, every effort should be made to create a setting that is
rich in possibilities for exploring diversity.
Creating a learning environment that respects diversity sets the scene for fostering children’s positive
self-concept and attitudes. Such an environment assists children in developing positive ideas about
themselves and others, creates the conditions under which children initiate conversations about
differences, and provides the setting for introducing activities about differences and creating fair and
inclusive communities. Environments that provide opportunities to explore cultural diversity include
baskets, pillows, jewelry made from a variety of materials, puppets, rugs, wall hangings, eating and
cooking utensils, recordings of music in many languages and other objects that reflect the world’s
cultures. Children can explore diversity in family structure, gender roles, and abilities if their
environment contains materials such as dolls, books, dress-up clothes, puzzles, manipulatives, and
dramatic play materials that depict a variety of family structures, gender roles, and people with a
variety of disabilities.
The following guidelines suggest the types of images that are desirable in an early childhood
environment in order to create an inclusive, diverse setting:
images of the children and their families and/or caregivers as well as images of staff
images that accurately reflect people’s current daily lives in the United States, including homework
images of children and adults that represent all groups in the children’s community
images of all the
cultural groups across the United States and in the world