Event Phone: 828-698-0674
November 14, 2015
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
THIS TRAINING EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Presenter: Jennifer Jones, Resource and Referral Specialist, Southwestern Child Development
Introduction to Cultural Competence: Awareness
Children from diverse backgrounds — including children of color, children in families of lower socioeconomics, and children of marginalized groups — are being cared for and educated in our early childhood programs. We know that we need to provide learning experiences that reflect the cultural backgrounds of all children, which includes family values and learning styles. Failure to do this, can compromise the benefit children
receive from early childhood programs. This course is a beginning step to preparing the early childhood workforce to increase their awareness and understanding of culture and cultural competence. It focuses on defining culture, understanding cultural conditioning, culturally responsive teaching and the role of engaging families. It is designed to be interactive and self-reflective.
Participants completing this course will earn .5 Continuing Education Unit (CEU).
This training is in connection to the Race to the Top Professional Development awards. The training has a 1 hour pre-home work assignment and then a 4 hour seated requirement.
Credit: .5 CEUs
*Please bring a bag lunch.
Contact: Heather Erwin 828-698-0674 x154
*Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the training event so there is ample time to complete the registration process and the training can begin promptly. Also, note that if you register for the training event and are unable to attend, you MUST contact CCR&R prior to the scheduled training event to cancel or you will be liable for the registration costs. ”