Revisiting and Updating the Multicultural Principles for Head Start Programs Serving Children Ages Birth to Five [PDF, 1.44MB]
This document has two main goals: first, to present all Head Start programs (which include Head Start, Early Head Start, American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start, and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start) with an updated version of the Multicultural Principles; and second, to provide a selective review of research conducted since the Multicultural Principles were first published in 1991.
Multicultural Principle Learning Extensions are professional development activities that correspond to each multicultural principle. They highlight the importance of understanding and addressing culture and home language in Early Head Start and Head Start program systems and services. They are designed to help program staff extend and apply thinking based on each of the ten multicultural principles.
Learning Extension Principle 1: Every Individual is Rooted in Culture [PDF, 469KB]