What, when, how and why celebrate?

Incorporating relevant, culturally-based experiences and celebrations in children’s programs presents many different learning opportunities… Even the most experienced child care professional can be overwhelmed by the task of including multicultural content into a program. Sometimes we can ask ourselves, ‘what’s the point? am I doing this right? what if I end up offending someone?’ It…

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Simply Multicultural

If you’re looking for a good overview article about the importance of introducing children to different cultures from a young age, check out this article over at Simply Multicultural. The author, Lyn Uhlmann, neatly summarises the Australian context and why childcare professionals need to consider diversity when designing programs. A multicultural early childhood learning environment…

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Why use multicultural resources?

There are lots of reasons why childcare practitioners might decide to incorporate multicultural resources into your centre’s practice. Maybe Chinese New Year is coming up. Or a new child has joined your centre whose parents are Afghani. The key reason for most of us is that we want to create positive learning environments for the…

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