Chapter 1: Staffing
1.4 Professional Development/Training
1.4.5 Specialized Training/Education
188.8.131.52: Education of Center Staff
Centers should educate staff to support the cultural, language, and ethnic backgrounds of children enrolled in the program. In addition, all staff members should participate in diversity training that will ensure respectful service delivery to all families and a staff that works well together (2).
RATIONALEYoung children’s identities cannot be separated from family, culture, and their home language. Children need both to see successful role models from their own ethnic and cultural groups and to develop the ability to relate to people who are different from themselves (1).
TYPE OF FACILITYCenter, Early Head Start, Head Start, Large Family Child Care Home
RELATED STANDARDS184.108.40.206 Training Record
- Chang, H. 2006. Developing a skilled, ethnically and linguistically diverse early childhood workforce. Adapted from Getting ready for quality: The critical importance of developing and supporting a skilled, ethnically and linguistically diverse early childhood workforce. http://www.buildinitiative.org/files/DiverseWorkforce.pdf.
- National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). 2009. Quality benchmark for cultural competence project. Washington, DC: NAEYC. http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/policy/state/QBCC_Tool.pdf.