Multicultural Principles for Early Childhood Leaders


Multicultural Principles logo in red.The Explore action category includes three principles that require honest self-reflection and deep learning about ourselves, as individuals and as a program, with an equity-focused mindset.

We are all shaped by culture. 

Each of us is rooted in culture that’s unique, evolving, and influenced by many factors, including our family, community, and history.

Equitable programs embrace reflection and change. 

Culturally sustaining programming challenges systemic, community, program, and personal biases and teaches skills to foster belonging.

Child- and family-specific cultural knowledge is essential. 

A first step to culturally sustaining programming is for staff to learn about the cultures of each family enrolled in the program and confront stereotypes.