Funds of Knowledge Video

Watch as Luis Moll describes the concept of Funds of Knowledge. Funds of Knowledge are the essential cultural practices and bodies of knowledge that are embedded in the daily practices and routines of families. Learn how to gather and use the funds of knowledge for children and families in the classroom. This approach will help staff ensure culturally relevant programming.

Resources

Exploring Cultural Concepts: Funds of Knowledge handout [PDF, 1.3MB]
This handout includes a summary of Luis Moll’s research on Funds of Knowledge. It highlights connections to select aspects of Office of Head Start frameworks. Find instructions for reviewing the 10 categories of Funds of Knowledge with a group. Also available in Spanish (español) [PDF, 1MB].

60 minutes from Catalogue to Classroom (C2C): Using Journal Articles for Professional Development - Module 2 Empathy and Cultural Competence: Reflections from Teachers of Culturally Diverse Children [PDF, 8.5MB]
60 Minutes from Catalogue to Classroom (C2C) is a customized 60- or 90-minute professional development training. It includes hands-on learning activities and connects to existing Head Start resources. Staff can discuss and explore misconceptions of diverse families, reflect on their program’s practices, and learn new concepts to increase their cultural responsiveness.

Last Reviewed: March 2015

Last Updated: October 16, 2015