Multicultural Principles logo in green.The Grow action category includes three principles that require leaders to look at their policies and practices at the program-wide systems level to understand what is working well and where growth is needed.

Staff diversity matters. 

Culturally sustaining programs recruit, hire, and support program staff who reflect and affirm the cultural diversity of their community and families. 

Quality programming reflects the diverse cultures within the community. 

Culturally sustaining programming is shaped primarily by the communities, staff, and families of each Head Start program.     

Inclusive systems help children and adults thrive. 

The well-being of everyone — children, families, and staff — is promoted by including culturally sustaining programming and practices in all systems and services