Starting at a very young age, children need to understand that all people are different and our differences make us unique. To help children understand cultural differences, classroom teachers can do several things:
Whichever of these suggestions the classroom uses, it is important to remember that the underlying classroom theme is to be kind to one another despite our differences. It is essential to respect one another’s differences, and it is just as crucial to appreciate the ways that we are all the same.
Dr. Sarah Vanover has been working in the field of early childhood education for over 22 years and has had the opportunity to be a teacher, a director, and a trainer for other early childhood educators. She has a passion for making sure that children with special needs receive high-quality early care and education.