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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CDA 222 - Elements of Children’s Culture

1 Credits, 1 Contact Hours
1 lecture period 0 lab periods

Examination of the ways culture affects children’s learning. Includes an overview of multiculturalism, cross-cultural competence, responsive learning environments, and family and community involvement.

Information: All CDA courses require college-level reading and writing.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Define the term multicultural and demonstrate an understanding of how culture and diversity influences children’s development (NAEYC 1b, 2c).
  2. Develop cross-cultural competence through self-reflection (NAEYC 6d).
  3. Explain the important aspects of diversity in relation to children’s developing self-identities and incorporate discussion of cultural influences into the curriculum (NAEYC 2a, 4d, 5c). 
  4. Involve families and community in a meaningful way in the ongoing multicultural experiences in the program (NAEYC 2c).
  5. Create an anti-bias, culturally rich environment that embraces and challenges all areas of learning to promote positive outcomes (NAEYC 1c, 4d).

  1. Multiculturalism
    1. Definition
    2. Values, beliefs, behaviors, preferences and practices
    3. Cultural dynamics
  1. Cross-Cultural Competence
    1. Definition
    2. Self-reflection
    3. Appreciate, value and share cultural similarities and differences
  2. Diverse Abilities and Special Needs
    1. Laws
    2. Strategies
    3. Challenges
    4. Family expectations and attitudes
  3. Family and Community Involvement
    1. Collaborations
    2. Assessment
    3. Communication
    4. Resources   
  4. Anti-Bias, Culturally Rich Learning Environment
    1. Physical 
    2. Curriculum
    3. Community

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2018/19