Explore and practice cultural consciousness. 
Diversity presents itself in many ways when working with young children and their families. Learn how culture impacts child development and our relationships with families.


Educators in Minnesota: This class meets the licensing requirements for the Cultural Dynamics course. It is approved in Develop.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

  • 2

    Culture

    • Defining Culture

    • Read Pages 11-14: Head Start Multicultural Principle 1

    • Head Start Reading Reflection

    • Family and Educator Role in Development of Culture

    • Reading Pages 1-5: Family and Culture

    • Quiz 1

  • 3

    Cultural Consciousness

    • TED Talk by Pellegrino Riccardi

    • Defining Cultural Consciousness

    • Active Culture Reflection

    • Reading Page 53-54: Head Start Multicultural Principle 7

  • 4

    Application to Practice

    • Reading: NAEYC Code of Ethics

    • Reading Pages 4-8: NAEYC Position Statement on Equity

    • Applying Cultural Consciousness to our Practice

    • Applying Awareness, Acknowledge and Action

    • Reading Pages 9-15: Developmentally Appropriate Practice

  • 5

    Case Study- Apply what we've learned

    • Case Study

  • 6

    Conclusion

    • Conclusion

    • Reflection Activity

    • Final Quiz

    • Training Evaluation

About the instructor

Bilingual Educator

Hannah Riddle de Rojas

Hi there! My name's Hannah. I've been working in early childhood education for a number of years now. I primarily work in Spanish immersion settings, it's incredibly fulfilling. Working with small humans is wonderful. I started Semillitas Training because I see a need in our communities for professional development opportunities in Spanish. I have a B.S. in Child Psychology, B.A. in Spanish Studies and I'm finishing my Masters degree in Adult English as a Second Language Education. I love teaching on the topic of culture and how is affects our lives. Before working in education I worked as a medical interpreter and realized first hand how much culture affects everything in our lives.

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