CRC19: Courses

ECE 430 Culture and Diversity in Early Childhood Education

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU


This course covers culturally responsive care and education in early childhood settings. It includes the study of socio-cultural, and political issues as they vary across the diverse cultures represented in the classroom and how they impact a child's development. Included are strategies for helping children negotiate and resolve conflicts caused by cultural differences, with a focus on using an anti-bias approach in the classroom. The contribution of historically underrepresented groups to society will be addressed with the intention of promoting the concepts of equality, justice and inclusion for all aspects of human diversity (culture, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and age). Teaching strategies which prevent and eliminate the development of prejudice and racism in growing children will be covered.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO # 1: Compare and contrast theories and identify ways in which cultural and family patterns affect children’s behavior and identity.