Online Training Course on Multiculturalism Promotes Diversity in Early Learning Settings

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an accredited, distance learning institution, offers new users the opportunity to try quality, online child care training with the trial course CCEI640: Creating a Multicultural Environment at no cost in December.

It is important to help children develop respect for people from different backgrounds. This helps them build a sense of self-awareness and respect for their own family and community traditions as well as others. CCEI’s Multicultural Environment online training course helps users define the goals of multiculturalism, plan and implement an anti-biased classroom, incorporate multiculturalism into learning centers and other classroom activities, and promote cooperative social skills in diverse classrooms. Cultural identity, society’s “cultural layers,” and identifying how racism and prejudice begin are also covered within this one-hour, beginner-level course.

CCEI640 is available to new CCEI users as a trial course awarded upon account creation during December. Account holders without an active, annual professional development individual or center-based training subscription may purchase this course at any time through online enrollment.

“Children are not born with prejudice and cultural bias. They learn these things by observing adults, especially family members and teachers,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This course will help early childhood professionals promote an environment of tolerance and cooperation. Most importantly, these strategies will help teachers and children understand that cultural diversity is something to be cherished, not feared.”