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How can we encourage cultural diversity in Early Years?

 

At The Curiosity Approach® our aim is to ensure cultural diversity is truly and deeply embedded within a Curiosity Approach® setting and we seek to encourage other educational settings to move beyond the well-intended tokenisation that can come from ‘activities ‘ and crafts at festival times. Those planned themes and crafts.

Throughout Curiosity Approach® settings as mindful educators we aim to embed cultural inclusion & diversity in the routines, rhythms and rituals of the day.

To be consciously aware of our learning environment, those provocations & invitations to learning & resources.

To open up respectful dialogue with families, seeking advice knowledge & understanding


By seeking clarity and having that respectful commitment from all staff, to reflect on their practice, attitudes and experiences, we can move beyond the surface of planned crafts and festival themes.

By seeking the advice of our Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority and diverse families these can be a mighty and powerful way to ensure positive step towards true inclusion for all.

We STILL have MUCH to learn but our conscious aim and serious persistent commitment is to learn and grow as a team.

We aim to hold each other accountable. It is essential we no longer fall short of providing the necessary advocacy, resources, and policies to support all children, families, and educators.

It must go way beyond a tick list of inclusive resources and books.


It’s about replacing a culture of white supremacy with one that promotes sustainable equity at all levels.

We believe children are never too young to learn about diversity, inclusion and equality.

This isn’t about ‘cute’ peg dolls, that after a week get lost or discarded. It HAS to be way more than this ......

Understanding the WHY & making CHANGE 

https://app.croneri.co.uk/feature-articles/promoting-cultural-diversity-early-ye

 

Stephanie Bennett

This article was written by Stephanie Bennett, One of the Co-founders of The Curiosity Approach, alongside Lyndsey Hellyn. We're more than just another consultancy company, together we want to impact on early years. To make a change to the educational system. To inspire practitioners to bring back curiosity, awe and wonder to childhood and to the lives of educators.

Lyndsey Hellyn

This article was written by Lyndsey Hellyn, One of the Co-founders of The Curiosity Approach, alongside Stephanie Bennett. We're more than just another consultancy company, together we want to impact on early years. To make a change to the educational system. To inspire practitioners to bring back curiosity, awe and wonder to childhood and to the lives of educators.

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