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Culturally Responsive Care (Infant and Toddler Care Sequence)

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This course is part of the Infant and Toddler Care Sequence. It defines culturally responsive care and reviews how culture affects a provider's interactions with children and families and why it's so important to be culturally responsive. It also provides an overview of first steps to take to become more culturally responsive to infants, toddlers and their families.

Clock Hours
1 hour

Introduction to Essential Infant and Toddler Program Practices

Counts Toward
Social and emotional clock hours
Level 2 clock hours

Course Delivery Method
Online self-paced course

Family child care providers and child care providers who work with infants and toddlers. 

At the end of this course learners will be able to

  • Define culture as a process that affects how you respond to children
  • Describe how culture and language affect infants’ and toddlers’ identity formation
  • Describe how child care can be culturally responsive to children, families and providers
  • Identify steps toward becoming more culturally responsive to infants, toddlers and their families
This training aligns to the Colorado's Early Childhood Competencies for Educators and Administrators:

FCP 4.1. Identifies and celebrates the diversity that exists in language, culture, abilities, socioeconomic level, faith traditions, family structure, and individual differences within the classroom.
FCP 4.2. Incorporates knowledge of diversity within the classroom/program to implement professional practices, activities, and environments that are supportive of children from diverse backgrounds
FCP 5.1. Identifies own cultural experiences and biases, particularly those that relate to family values, child development, and parenting practices.
FCP 5.3. Analyzes own barriers and biases that might hinder the development of mutually respectful relationships with  families and community. 
TP 31.2. Demonstrates behavior that illustrates empathy and mutual respect among children and families.
TP 36.1. States the impact of culture, language, and diversity on children’s social and emotional development.
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This course contains audio.

Date originally published: November 4, 2019
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