Kids Celebrated Cultural Diversity with Alternatives for Children

Kids Celebrated Cultural Diversity with Alternatives for Children

Diverse environments promote second language acquisition and preservation of each child's cultural identity.

Alternatives For Children participated in the nationwide celebration of the Week of the Young Child from April 8th through April 12th. This was an opportunity for our school to be part of an annual event sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world's largest early education association. The purpose of the Week of the Young Child is to recognize that the early childhood years lay the foundation for a child’s success in school and later in life. The NAEYC theme of Early Years are Learning Years was incorporated with our theme of Celebrating Cultural Diversity.

The children and families in our program reflect a great and rapidly increasing diversity of languages and cultures. Alternatives For Children follows the NAEYC guidelines that emphasize that early childhood programs are responsible for creating a welcoming environment that respects diversity, supports children’s ties to their families and community, and promotes both second language acquisition and preservation of children’s home languages and cultural identities.

Throughout the week children celebrated in class and at home through family engagement all the wonderful things that the Cultural Diversity of our families bring to our classrooms!

Some of the week’s activities included A PARADE OF NATIONS with FLAGS from MANY NATIONS - MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD - GAMES FROM AROUND THE WORLD - FOOD FROM AROUND THE WORLD - LITERATURE FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

 

 

 

 

Alternatives For Children
14 Research Way
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http://www.alternativesforchildren.org/