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Diversity and Multiculturalism Certificate
The Diversity and Multiculturalism Certificate is designed to help child care professionals promote cultural identity and cooperative social skills while discouraging negative stereotypes basic on race, culture, gender, or other factors. Participants will also learn important strategies for preventing bullying in the early childhood environment and for promoting empathy. In addition, this course presents recommended strategies and practices for designing and implementing a dual language curriculum.
Upon satisfactorily completing the Diversity and Multiculturalism Certificate program, students should be able to:
- Define multiculturalism and identify the goals of multicultural education
- Identify strategies for helping children develop a sense of cultural identity and cooperative social skills
- Define bullying and identify types of bullying
- Identify strategies for creating a “bully-free” child care environment and promoting pro-social behaviors
- Demonstrate an understanding of ways in which gender stereotypes are transmitted from adults to children
- Demonstrate an understanding of ways in which gender stereotypes affect early childhood development
- Demonstrate an understanding of the milestones associated with the development of empathy in young children
- Identify appropriate strategies for promoting and reinforcing prosocial behavior in the early childhood environment
- Identify the purpose of cultural responsiveness in the dual language environment
- Identify effective classroom practices and activities for dual language learning
Students enrolled in the Diversity and Multiculturalism Certificate program are assessed using the following methods:
- Competency based multiple-choice questions
- Student activities and/or observations with written feedback
- End of Course Quizzes in multiple-choice format – Students must pass each quiz with a grade of 70% or better to complete the course.
- Cumulative Final Exam in multiple-choice format – Students must pass with a grade of 70% or better to complete the certificate program.
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Must have access to a computer and printer
- Must have a valid email address
- Must be able to speak, read, and write well enough in the language the course is presented in to understand and complete the course material
- Course(s) within this program may require observation, assessment, and practical application of learning principles in an early childhood learning environment. Students must be working in or have access to an early childhood environment to successfully complete these course(s).
Textbook Information: No textbook is required to complete this certificate program.
Prospective students are strongly encouraged to check with their licensing representatives to determine each program’s applicability toward state requirements.
Setting: Infant-Toddler, Preschool, and Family Child Care
Program Code: 4215-SPC
Program Length: 8 Hours
IACET CEU Value: 0.8 CEUs
Program Start Date: Rolling Enrollment – Start Anytime
Program End Date: 60 days from enrollment date
Tuition Cost: $69
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