Multicultural Principles logo in blue.The Nurture action category includes four principles that guide leaders to create adult-child interactions and learning environments that support young children to develop healthy self-identities and respect for others.

Culture is an asset. 

Each person’s racial, linguistic, ethnic, and cultural identity is a strength to be developed and sustained while they acquire the skills they need to function in our diverse society.

Exposure to different cultures promotes understanding. 

Multicultural programming helps children respect and value individual and intersecting cultural differences.

Impactful curriculum is inclusive. 

Education staff can promote the relevance of children’s cultures by making curriculum choices and adaptations that are inclusive and developmentally appropriate for their learners.

Dual language instruction supports young learners. 

Effective programs promote the continued development of languages spoken in the home while facilitating the acquisition of English.