final reflection:

Having worked With ECERS, I was already aware of ideas to include culturally relevant items in the classroom. We had the dishes, books and pictures to help show the children the differences in the cultures. We also spent time looking at how other cultures celebrated the winter holidays.

I do often forget about considering cultural differences when it comes to taking care of the children. I do find some requests strange and hear staff comment themselves about the “strange” requests that have been made (even from those families with the same cultural background), by reviewing this course and thinking about what is best for that family, I am hoping to respect these requests as much as I can.