Developing a culturally and linguistically responsive classroom environment for all children

**Participants do not need to be fluent in their student’s languages to attend this session.

Developmentally appropriate classroom environments should be authentic, language-rich, play-based, and built upon a foundation of children’s social, linguistic, and cultural wealth.

In this session, we will break down what this should look like into three areas: 

(1) the print that is reflected in the classroom, 

(2) culturally familiar visuals, and 

(3) the culturally relevant materials we would expect to find in a culturally and linguistically responsive classroom. We will share how EC educators can reflect children’s home language(s) and culture throughout their classroom space using practical strategies.

Paid for by a Generous Grant from the W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation

Gateways Topic: Cultural and Individual Diversity, Play 
Gateways Content Areas: (E) Interactions, Relationships and Environments 
Gateways CDA Content Areas: (2) Physical/Intellectual

Teacher Assistants/Paraprofessionals
DIV = Diverse Learners
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