Dec 09, 2023
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.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Define the term multicultural and demonstrate an understanding of how culture and diversity influences children’s development (NAEYC 1b, 2c).
- Develop cross-cultural competence through self-reflection (NAEYC 6d).
- 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).
- Involve families and community in a meaningful way in the ongoing multicultural experiences in the program (NAEYC 2c).
- Create an anti-bias, culturally rich environment that embraces and challenges all areas of learning to promote positive outcomes (NAEYC 1c, 4d).
- Values, beliefs, behaviors, preferences and practices
- Cultural dynamics
- Cross-Cultural Competence
- Appreciate, value and share cultural similarities and differences
- Diverse Abilities and Special Needs
- Family expectations and attitudes
- Family and Community Involvement
- Anti-Bias, Culturally Rich Learning Environment
Full Academic Year 2018/19
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