Cultural differences may confuse the young child with contradictory messages. A child who skins his knee, for example, may be told at home that he shouldn't cry and be told at day-care that it is OK to cry. This booklet examines how culture shapes children's fundamental learning about themselves, their emotions, and their way of interacting and relating to others.
Program leaders and practitioners will learn how culture influences both parenting and program services. Readers will find recommendations and strategies for providing culturally responsive services as well as activities featuring for a range of infant-family settings.
Written By: Monimalika Day, Ph.D. & Rebecca Parlakian
Produced By: Zero to Three National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
Length: 26 pages