**Participants do not need to be fluent in their student’s languages to attend this session.
Developmentally appropriate classroom environments should be authentic, language-rich, play-based, and built upon a foundation of children’s social, linguistic, and cultural wealth.
In this session, we will break down what this should look like into three areas:
(1) the print that is reflected in the classroom,
(2) culturally familiar visuals, and
(3) the culturally relevant materials we would expect to find in a culturally and linguistically responsive classroom. We will share how EC educators can reflect children’s home language(s) and culture throughout their classroom space using practical strategies.
Paid for by a Generous Grant from the W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation
Gateways Topic: Cultural and Individual Diversity, Play
Gateways Content Areas: (E) Interactions, Relationships and Environments
Gateways CDA Content Areas: (2) Physical/Intellectual