¡Hola! means Hello!

Resources & Ideas for Promoting Diversity in Early Childhood Settings,
Second Edition

Inclusion Partners • Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center • UNC-CH

¡Hola! means Hello!
Resources & Ideas for Promoting Diversity in Early Childhood Settings
Second Edition

compiled by

Carla Fenson Brenda Dennis Sharon Palsha

Inclusion Partners • Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center • UNC-CH

Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center.024P) through the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.Ed. or $2. United States Department of Education.Inclusion Partners Sharon Palsha. contact FPG Child Development Center Publications & Dissemination Office CB #8185. C. Syracuse Photo Credits Don Trull. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina.. S.Ed. Dennis.00. UNC-CH Chapel Hill.Ed. Christy Farmer & Sharon Palsha Cover illustration by Gina Harrison from photographs by Don Trull & Christy Farmer The development of this booklet was funded in part by a Model Early Intervention and Preschool Training Grant (CFDA 84. B. Project Coordinator Brenda Dennis.180. Ph. Design Gina Harrison Editorial Support David J. M. ii .D.).. & Palsha. Co-Principal Investigator Carla Fenson. 1000 copies of this document were printed at a cost of $2.18 each. M. Co-Principal Investigator Pat Wesley. M. (1998). Graduate Research Assistant ¡Hola! means Hello! Resources & Ideas for Promoting Diversity in Early Childhood Settings Second Edition © 1998 by Inclusion Partners For additional copies. NC 27599-8185 (919) 966-0857 Citation Fenson. ¡Hola! means hello!: Resources & ideas for promoting diversity in early childhood settings (2nd ed.

. The colors you chose remind me of a rainbow.Children and families served in child care settings reflect the ethnic. and work together respectfully. and traditions. Our d words and actions will differ depending on the children’s ages and their development. and linguistic diversity increases in this country. Child care settings that demonstrate respect for diverse cultures. positive selfidentities in children and help them interact comfortably with other people. and customs. and linguistic diversity of our nation. what they look like. and differing abilities as capable and involved in all types of activities. it is important to have appropriate developmental expectations. We can give children encouragement about who they are. and games. and values can help nurture healthy. so does the importance of our role in teaching children to live. As racial. We can provide children with positive examples of human diversity by selecting materials such as books. cultural. that show people of different races. ages. toys. —Thalia Coleman & Camille Catlett. there are many things that we can do to encourage children’s positive feelings about themselves and to foster their understanding and acceptance of differing beliefs. some common principles and strategies apply throughout the early years. pictures. genders. Yet. When considering materials and strategies that foster diversity. beliefs. and what skills they are learning. learn. cultural. What beautiful brown skin and brown eyes you have. values. There are opportunities to learn about people from different backgrounds and opportunities to share one’s own cherished heritage and traditions with others. 1996 iversity and multiculturalism are currently important topics in early childhood education. We can model tolerance through our words and deeds and our interest in a variety of people. As providers of services to young children. This diversity creates opportunities to learn and share experiences—both similar and different. I really like the picture you made. abilities. behaviors.

teachers. We can help children understand their rights. Our family’s way is just one way. friendship. You can ask the teacher for help if anyone does that to you or if you see someone doing that to somebody else.When discussing diversity. As with other learning in young children.” All Together Now!. Let’s ask her how it works. you can tell them they shouldn’t do that. These opportunities can provide the foundation for children to live. Notes 30 2 . we can stress human similarities and help children appreciate people’s differences. C. Everyone needs food. Our new friend. “A Cultural Journey.C. and love—but people have many different ways of meeting their needs. repetition is important. Canadian Child Care Federation. 2(2). We can invite parents to share their culture with all of the children by introducing ethnic foods or sharing stories and traditions. Mia.. (1996). make choices. and work together in our increasingly diverse world. I’ve never tried them—here goes! I wonder why our neighbor has red banners beside her door—let’s go ask her. Resources Classroom Materials for Enhancing Cultural Awareness Teacher Materials to Promote Cultural Awareness 3 10 Checklist Promoting Cultural Diversity and Cultural Competency Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Services and Supports to Young Children and Their Families in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Settings 12 Booklists Enriching Classroom Diversity with Books for Children. and other personnel who provide services to young children and their families. and Story-Extension Activities Diversity in Children’s Lives: Children’s Books & Classroom Helps 18 23 Websites 29 References Coleman. If someone calls you a name that hurts your feelings. Helping children respect and appreciate diversity. These examples suggest ways we can help children appreciate diversity. to try out new experiences. Contents ¡Hola! means Hello! is designed to assist child care providers. & Catlett. learn. Juan's family has another way. and act in ways that reject bias. 1. and to ask questions. T. Children need many opportunities to explore similarities and differences. Province of British Columbia: Open Learning Agency of B. Reiko’s mother has brought in Japanese noodles for us today. (1996. Spring). shelter. uses a wheelchair to get around. in creating opportunities for children to appreciate the diversity around them. In-Depth Discussion of Them.

and utensils. food.95 49.95 International Cooking Set—authentic cookware. multi-ethnic/multicultural dolls & puppets Breads from Around the World—an assortment of authentic-looking breads in a serving basket Lakeshore LC913 Set of 20 pieces $24. These items are available through major school supply companies. includes wok with utensils. Classroom Materials Enhancing Cultural Awareness ABC Constructive Playthings Building Self-Esteem with Materials for Inclusion Kaplan Lakeshore FOR 1-800-669-4222 1-800-448-4115 1-800-448-4115 1-800-334-2014 1-800-421-5354 Items for Pretend Play multicultural foods.95 International Food Set—represents 8 cultures with 10 international foods Kaplan 16-31017 $29. and Roses. Target. Keep in mind that some of these items can also be purchased in local stores such as Wal-Mart. spaghetti & meatballs.95 13.95 Foods from Many Cultures—realistic play ethnic foods such as taco.95 13. Phone numbers for these companies are provided.There are a variety of materials and toys for early childhood settings that promote awareness about diversity. art. croissant. Here are some suggestions for learning areas such as blocks. pita bread. and bagel Kaplan KE19643 $69. K-Mart.95 3 . tortilla press. Please note that the prices listed are from 1997 catalogs. and music.95 12. dramatic play. toast. croissant. honey dipper. and lid. costumes. mortar and pestle. cheese shaker. sushi Lakeshore LA206 LA207 LA205 LA208 LA200X Chinese Food Set Japanese Food Set Mexican Food Set Italian Food Set All 4 sets $14. rack.

ages 4–7 years old Kaplan 16-70498 16-70499 16-70496 16-70497 16-19181 16-19180 16-32006 16-32005 Native American Girl Native American Boy African Girl African Boy Mexican Girl Mexican Boy Kimono-Girl Costume Kimono-Boy Costume $22.95 26.95 Multi-Ethnic School Dolls—school-quality 16" dolls with ethnically accurate features and coloring Lakeshore LC4120X LC4122 LC4121 LC4130 LC4129 LC4124 LC4123 LC4126 LC4125 LC4128 LC4127 Set of 10 dolls listed below Dolls sold separately Native American Boy Native American Girl Asian Boy Asian Girl White Boy White Girl Hispanic Boy Hispanic Girl Black Boy Black Girl $295. Buba & Gele Guatemalan Toto & Camisa Vietnamese Ao Dai Ghanian Danchiki & Kuka Japanese Happi Coat $129.00 each 17.95 Washable Dressing Dolls—soft 15" machine washable dolls that teach dressing skills Lakeshore AF700X AF705 AF706 AF701 AF702 AF703 AF704 AF708 AF707 Set of 8 dolls listed below Dolls sold separately White Boy White Girl Asian Boy Asian Girl Hispanic Boy Hispanic Girl Black Girl Black Boy $135.95 21.50 16.95 Washable Multicultural Dolls—soft 14" machine washable dolls Kaplan 1F17725 Set of 6 dolls listed below Native American Boy & Girl African Boy & Girl Mexican Boy & Girl $108.Multicultural Clothing Set—authentic costumes from different cultures Lakeshore LC340X LC337 LC339 LC336 LC334 LC335 LC338 Set of all 6 costumes Mexican Falda & Blusa Nigerian Iro.50 19.00 24.95 23.95 24.95 17.50 24.95 24.00 each 29.95 24.50 21.50 24.50 Multi-Ethnic Ceremonial Costumes—washable cotton and poly-cotton ceremonial dress for boys and girls.00 4 .

50 29. and daughter) Lakeshore LA944X LA947 LA946 LA948 LA945 Complete set Hispanic Family Black Family Asian Family White Family $110. police officer) Lakeshore LA566 Set of 6 $44. firefighter. Camisa & Pantalones Mexican Falda & Blusa Nigerian Buba & Sokoto Ghanian Kaba.00 29.95 5. son.50 Family Puppets—realistic multicultural families of 4 (father. mother.50 14. Slit & Duku $85.95 26.. brillantly silk-screened on heavy felt Constructive Playthings LFF-015 $18.50 Flannel Board Sets multi-ethnic families & multi-ethnic faces Children of the World Flannel Board Figures—features 15 children in their native costumes. doctor.50 Career Puppets—soft.95 34.Adaptive Equipment for Dolls with Disabilities—realistic equipment designed to fit the 16" multi-ethnic school dolls that dispels stereotypes about people with disabilities Lakeshore LA1200X LC1149 LC1147 LC1151 LC1145 LC1143 LA1201 All 6 equipment sets listed below Guide Dog. multi-ethnic puppets representing professionals in any community (e.50 29.50 29.95 5 .50 19.00 19.g.00 each 11.95 Multicultural Doll Clothes—authentic clothing from around the world for Multi-Ethnic School Dolls Lakeshore NQ200X NQ206 NQ205 NQ207 NQ208 NQ203 NQ204 NQ201 NQ202 Set of 8 outfits listed below Outfits sold separately Chinese Dui Jin Japanese Kimono Indian Kurta Pyjama Indian Shalawar Kamis Guatemalan Toto. Harness & Cane Two Hearing Aids & Two Pairs of Eyeglasses Walker and Accessory Bag Two Leg Braces & Two Forearm Crutches Wheelchair Protective Helmet $110.

Caminando Moon Rope.95 Family Board Books—books explore family structure with photographs of everyday settings. son. both sexes.95 14. each 9" X 12" Lakeshore LA364 Set of 8 puzzles $59. and elderly woman Lakeshore LA690X LA691 LA697 LA695 LA699 LA693 Set of all 40 figures listed below 6 piece sets sold separately White Black Asian Hispanic Native American $79. men. Un Lazo A La Luna $77. freestanding vinyl figures.95 14. baby.50 each 19.50 19. Vamos My Day. girl. and Sisters (Hermanas) Kaplan 16-51840 16-51821 Set of 6 books in English Set of 4 books in Spanish $29.95 15. multiracial. My Dad (Mi Papá). arms. and torso. Grandpa. and different ethnicities Lakeshore LC1180 Set of 4 figures $16. suitable for dollhouses Lakeshore LC1000X LC1001 LC1003 LC1002 LC1004 Set of 4 families listed below Families sold separately White Family Hispanic Family Black Family Asian Family each $49.50 15. etc). people of all ages Block Play People—sturdy. daughter) with bendable legs.Accessories for Blocks multi-ethnic families. plus fabric clothing. and minorities in nontraditional roles Bilingual Picture Books—bold images and simple phrases in both English and Spanish Constructive Playthings CPX-251M LB-32M LB-33M LB-24M LB-25M HB-18M Set of 5 books Let’s Go.95 Block Play People with Differing Abilities—block figures representing people with differing abilities (one in a wheelchair.95 Flexible Families—realistic multi-ethnic families of 4 (father. and one who is blind). one with forearm crutches. Puzzles. Brothers (Hermanos). set includes man. one with leg braces. people of all ages. elderly man. Mi Casa Taking A Walk.95 15. mother. Mi Dia My House. Grandma.95 15. woman. people with disabilities. boy.50 6 .95 Books. women. & Pictures multi-ethnic and multicultural people. 8–10 pieces. includes My Mom (Mi Mamá).50 All Kinds of Families Puzzle Series—8 wooden puzzles depicting all types of families (single. people with disabilities. toddler.

95 Families Poster Pack—posters depicting families from many different backgrounds engaged in many different activities Lakeshore LC1456 Set of 18 posters $29.95 Friends Together Posters—11" x 17" photographic posters depicting children of all abilities in active play situations.95 Crayola Multicultural Modeling Clay—skin-tone modeling clay in four colors Kaplan 16-31271 Four 1/4 lb.95 People Colors Crayons—24 different shades in a plastic storage case Lakeshore LC360 LC363 Set of 24 crayons Set of 24 jumbo crayons $4. paints.50 People Colors Craft Paper—12 realistic shades promoting multicultural awareness and ethnic pride. 5 each of 12 colors $4. sponges People Colors Paints—12 one-pint bottles in 12 shades Lakeshore LC1600 LC1605 Liquid Tempera Assortment Single one pint bottle sold separately $28.95 6. clay.Multi-Ethnic Career Puzzle Set—9" X 12" hardwood puzzles free of sexual and racial stereotypes depicting careers common to children’s everyday experiences. markers.00 2.75 Multicultural Dough—basic dough in six skin tones Kaplan 16-31823 $8.to 20-piece puzzles Lakeshore LA190X Set of 12 puzzles Sold separately each $85. each 12" X 18" Lakeshore LC383 60 sheets.95 People Colors Jumbo Pencils—easy-to-grip 7" nontoxic pencils Lakeshore LC385 Set of 12 pencils $9.95 People Colors Markers—5" long markers in natural skin tones Lakeshore LC227 Set of 12 markers $4.95 Art Materials multicultural crayons. construction paper.50 People Shapes Project Kit—variety of materials appropriate for self-portraits Lakeshore LC170 Materials for 24 people $24. set includes 11. includes suggested discussion topics for each poster Constructive Playthings CHK-05 Set of 12 posters $24. pieces $2.00 7.95 7 .95 Children of the World Poster Pack—full-color photographic posters depicting children of other lands Lakeshore LC936 Set of 18 posters $29.

95 8 . and rap stik Kaplan 1F30297 Set of 7 instruments $78.00 19.95 9.95 7.50 55.00 Multicultural Rhythm Set—20" Chilean rainstick.50 9. ankle bells. den den drum.00 12.95 9. agogo bells.Multicultural Musical Instruments Instruments from Around the World Collection—easy-to-play authentic musical instruments Lakeshore LC4270X LC4271 LC4281 LC4288 LC4274 LC4283 LC4275 LC4284 LC4287 LC4282 LC4276 Complete set of 10 instruments Kenyan Double Stick Drum West African Balaphon Zulu Marimba Nepalese Tingsha Mexican Guiro Indian Sarangi Japanese Den Den Native American Dance Bells Chilean Rainstick Brazilian Chocalho Rattle $165. shakeree.50 21.95 Multicultural Rhythm Band—spin drum.00 18.50 Multicultural Rattle Set—kaeba rattle and double wood rattle Kaplan 16-31472 Set of 2 rattles $26.75 Cherokee Legends 1 and 2—authentic Cherokee legends told by a Cherokee legend teller.95 10.00 16.95 Children of the World—collection of songs & dances from around the world Lakeshore KM9123 KM9123C Record Cassette $11.50 56. playful songs in both English and Spanish Kaplan 16-17896 Cassette $10.50 4. maracas.00 Records & Cassette Tapes music from different cultures in different languages Alerta Sings—collection of fun.95 36. a guiro.95 17.95 17. complete with sound and music Kaplan 16-18731 16-18731 16-18751 Both Cassettes Cassette Legends 1 Cassette Legends 2 $18.00 30. 1-gallon drum. & bobo balaphon xylopipes Kaplan 16-31646 16-31642 16-31643 16-31644 16-31645 Set of all 4 instruments Spin drum Shakeree 1 Gallon Drum Xylopipes $99.

75 Holiday Songs for All Occasions—includes songs for Christmas. Kaplan KM805C Cassette $10. Creole. other languages.95 10.95 I Know the Colors in the Rainbow—explores voice tones.95 Shake It to the One That You Love the Best—26 songs from African.95 14. & Caribbean cultures and a songbook including activities & interesting facts about the songs Kaplan 16-50130 Cassette and book $15. Day. Latin America. & Appalachia Kaplan 16-50060 Cassette $10.95 9 . Thanksgiving. African-American. Jr. Hanukkah. instruments. Martin Luther King. etc. Iceland.95 Mi Casa es Su Casa—multicultural cassette Kaplan 16-52001 Cassette $9. colors.Earthmother Lullabies from Around the World—collection of calming music from a variety of cultures: Iroquois. & other cultures Lakeshore XC595 XC595C XC595D Record Cassette CD $11.

95 My Song Is Beautiful—collection of 14 poems written & illustrated from a variety of cultural perspectives Constructive Playthings LB-316 $16.95 29.95 34.95 Festivals Around the World Celebration Boxes—each box includes children’s book.Most items in this list of teacher resource materials are available through major school supply and publishing companies. colorful banner. Phone numbers are provided. Please note that the prices listed are from 1998 catalogs.95 34. Constructive Playthings Kaplan Lakeshore National Association for the Education of Young Children Redleaf Press Research Institute for Human Services TO 1-800-448-4115 1-800-334-2014 1-800-421-5354 1-800-424-2460 1-800-423-8309 1-503-725-4040 All Kinds of Families—reflects the diversity of different family structures Constructive Playthings WHI-282 $14.95 10 .95 Roots and Wings (S. Keep in mind that many of these books can be purchased or ordered Teacher Materials Promote Cultural Awareness from your local bookstore. props.95 32. & guide with activities Lakeshore LC7020X LC7023 LC7022 LC7021 LC7024 LC7025 Complete set of 5 boxes Boxes sold separately Powwow Celebration Box Chinese New Year Celebration Box Kwanzaa Celebration Box Cinco de Mayo Celebration Box Hanukkah Celebration Box $155. York)—more than 60 hands-on activities providing children with support for their own culture Kaplan 16-50131 $24.00 29.

. McCraken)—ideas to inspire teachers to find creative ways to value diversity within and beyond the classroom NAEYC #238 $5.95 Building Bridges with Multicultural Picture Books For Children 3–5 (J.send request on center/school letterhead to: Teaching Tolerance.00 A Place for Me: Including Young Children with Special Needs in Early Care and Education Settings (P. Montgomery.00 Teaching Tolerance—a wonderful magazine for educators devoted to diversity One subscription free to centers or schools . and facts such as languages spoken there and favorite spots. L. color photographs of children. into your program NAEYC #240 $8.95 Small World Celebrations—open-ended activities (art. Ajmera & A.00 Children from Australia to Zimbabwe: A Photographic Journey around the World (M.) to allow toddlers to experience 15 different cultural celebrations Constructive Playthings WAP-911 $14. etc. Beaty)—offers strategies to help teachers and children relate to and accept multicultural people by acquainting them with multicultural book characters Merrill-Publishing ISBN0134001028 $34.50 Multicultural Issues in Child Care (J. Neugebauer)—a collection of practical essays to help integrate children from all sorts of backgrounds. OR $8.95 Cultural Competence Self-Assessment Questionnaire: A Manual for Users (J. developing an inclusive curriculum. answering difficult questions. R. gender. short description. Mason)—an instrument to assist child and family-serving programs to identify cross-cultural strengths and areas in which change may be needed. including children with special needs. music. Derman-Sparks)—a highly readable book full of suggestions for assisting staff in respecting children and their parents as individuals with ideas for explaining cultural.00 Valuing Diversity: The Primary Years (J. science. Each country covered includes a map.Round the World Cookbook—more than 40 easy-to-follow recipes from 21 countries Constructive Playthings EDP-7460 $8. Versola)—a beautiful photographic journal by NC authors introduces 26 countries (one for each letter of the alphabet) and the children who live there. AL 36104 FAX (334) 264-3121 11 . games. Research Institute for Human Services.00 Anti-Bias Curriculum: Tools for Empowering Young Children (L. Chandler)—offers teachers and care givers strong encouragement and practical help to meet the challenges involved in making inclusion work NAEYC #237 $4. and celebrating holidays NAEYC #242 $7.95 Alike and Different: Exploring Our Humanity with Young Children (B. and racial differences. language. B. and becoming sensitive to varying cultures and child rearing practices (also useful for preschool teachers) Redleaf Press #1708 ISBN1559346299 $16. SHAKTI for Children ISBN 08810699X $18. Portland. Gonzalez-Mena)—offers strategies to infant/toddler care givers for resolving conflicts. 400 Washington Ave.

program. clothing. I insure that tabletop toys and other accessories which depict people are representative of the various cultural and ethnic groups within my community and the society in general. MA—Georgetown University Child Development Center–UAP–revised 3/95 12 . I display pictures. This checklist was developed by Tawara D. program. Promoting Cultural Diversity Cultural Competency & Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Services and Supports to Young Children and Their Families in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Settings Directions: Please select A. I select props for the dramatic play/housekeeping area that are culturally diverse (e. ___ 5. and communication styles. or agency. Tawara D. Taylor. I insure that the book/literacy area has picture and story books that reflect the different cultures of children and families in my classroom.This checklist provides concrete examples of practices people who provide services to young children and their families can implement to foster and support diversity and multiculturalism in their early childhood settings. ___ 2. Taylor. B. or agency. ___ 3. ___ 4. household articles.g. A = Things I do frequently B = Things I do occasionally C = Things I do rarely or never PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT. in Washington DC. MA—Georgetown University Child Development Center. posters and other materials which reflect the cultures and ethnic backgrounds of children and families in my classroom. or C for each item listed below. I read a variety of books exposing children in my classroom or program to various life experiences of cultures and ethnic groups other than their own. as well as values and attitudes of staff. cooking utensils. dolls.. materials and resources. Items examine the physical environment. MATERIALS & RESOURCES ___ 1. furniture).

or agency.___ 6. I provide opportunities for children and their families to create their own books and include them among the classroom or program resources and materials. as well as those holidays which are unique to the culturally diverse children and families served by my classroom. I plan trips and community outings to places where children and their families can learn about their own cultural or ethnic history. I insure that meals provided include foods that are unique to the cultural and ethnic backgrounds of children and families served by my classroom. I provide opportunities for children to cook or sample a variety of foods typically served by different cultural and ethnic groups other than their own. program. MA—Georgetown University Child Development Center–UAP–revised 3/95 13 . or other media resources which are culturally diverse to share with children and families served by my classroom. ___ 12. I recognize and insure that curricula I use include traditional holidays celebrated by the majority culture. program. ___ 7. or other props to support the “oral tradition” common among many cultures. I encourage and provide opportunities for children and their families to share experiences through storytelling. If my classroom. ___ 11. ___ 13. ___ 8. puppets. Taylor. I select videos. program. program. as well as the history of others. I feel it is important to plan an environment and implement activities that reflect the cultural diversity within the society at large. or agency. ___ 9. ___ 10. I play a variety of music and introduce musical instruments from many cultures. marionettes. When such books are not available. films. or agency consists entirely of children and families from the same cultural or ethnic group. Tawara D. ___ 14. or agency.

___ 21. or agency activities regardless of their ability to speak English. ___ 19. I use visual aids. I encourage and invite parents to volunteer and assist in classroom. program. MA—Georgetown University Child Development Center–UAP–revised 3/95 14 . For children who speak languages or dialects other than English. and physical prompts in my interactions with children who have limited English proficiency. When interacting with parents who have limited English proficiency. Taylor. ___ 20. • limited ability to speak the language of the dominant culture has no bearing on an individual’s ability to communicate effectively in his/her language of origin. conferences.___ 15. Tawara D. ___ 16. ___ 17. ___ 24. I understand that it may be necessary to use alternatives to written communication for some families. as word of mouth may be a preferred method of receiving information. I avoid correcting the language expressions of children who speak English but use nonstandard dialects. I always keep in mind that: • limitations in English proficiency are in no way a reflection of a person’s intellectual functioning. I attempt to determine any family colloquialisms used by children and families that may impact assessment or other interventions. gestures. COMMUNICATION STYLES ___ 18. I attempt to learn and use key words in their language so that I am better able to communicate with them. When possible. I use bilingual volunteers or staff to serve as interpreters for meetings. I insure that all notices and communiqués to parents are written in their language of origin. ___ 22. I accept and recognize the differences between language used at school and in the home setting. • an individual may or may not be literate in his/her language of origin or English. ___ 23. or other events for parents who require this level of assistance.

___ 34. I screen books. Even though my professional or personal viewpoints may differ.g. MA—Georgetown University Child Development Center–UAP–revised 3/95 15 . ___ 27. ___ 29. ___ 33. ___ 31. ___ 28. and other media resources for negative cultural.VALUES & ATTITUDES ___ 25. I discourage children from using racial and ethnic slurs by helping them understand that certain words hurt others. I intervene in an appropriate manner when I observe staff or parents within my program or agency engaging in behaviors that show cultural insensitivity or prejudice. or racial stereotypes before sharing them with children and their parents served by my classroom. ethnic. I recognize and accept that individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds may desire varying degrees of acculturation into the dominant culture. or agency. ___ 35. I provide activities to help children learn about and accept the differences and similarities in all people as an ongoing component of program curricula. I recognize that the meaning or value of education may vary greatly among cultures. ___ 26. I accept and respect that male-female roles in families may vary significantly among different cultures (e. program. I accept that religion and other beliefs may influence how families respond to illness. who makes major decisions for the family. play and social interactions expected of male and female children). I accept the family/parents as the ultimate decision makers for services and supports for their children. and death. I avoid imposing values which may conflict or be inconsistent with those of cultures or ethnic groups other than my own. I recognize and accept that superstition and religious beliefs may influence a family’s reaction and approach to a child born with a disability or later diagnosed with a disability or special health care needs. Tawara D. disease. Taylor. ___ 30.. movies. ___ 32.

program. Before visiting or providing services in the home setting.___ 36. 1989). I advocate for the review of my program’s or agency’s mission statement. Georgetown University Child Development Center. dressing. and other self-help skills. University Affiliated Program. courtesies. It provides concrete examples of the kinds of practices that foster such an environment. revised 1993 and 1995. DC (June. preparation.) Tawara D. ___ 37. Center for Child Health and Mental Health Policy. How to use this checklist This checklist is intended to heighten the awareness and sensitivity of personnel to the importance of cultural diversity and cultural competence in early childhood settings. and procedures to insure that they incorporate principles and practices that promote cultural diversity and cultural competence. ___ 40. I understand that traditional approaches to disciplining children are influenced by culture." you may not necessarily be engaging in practices which promote a culturally diverse and culturally competent learning environment for children and families within your classroom. I seek information from family members or other key community informants which will assist in service adaptation so I may better respond to the needs and preference of culturally and ethnically diverse children and families served by my classroom. policies. program. customs. Taylor. or agency. I understand that families from different cultures may have different expectations of their children for acquiring toileting. There is no answer key with correct responses. and use—are different from culture to culture. MA—Georgetown University Child Development Center–UAP–revised 3/95 16 . I recognize that the meaning or value of medical treatment and health education may vary greatly among cultures. ___ 41. Taylor. if you frequently responded "C. I accept and respect that customs and beliefs about food—its value. MA. or agency. However. ___ 42. ___ 39. Developed by and used with permission from Tawara D. and expectations which are unique to families of specific cultures and ethnic groups served by my program or agency. (This version includes items from the 1996 Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Services and Supports to Children with Special Health Needs and their Families. ___ 38. goals. feeding. Washington. I seek information on acceptable behaviors.

pages 10–12. Compiled in 1996 by All Together Now!. 17 . It originally appeared in Young Children. Diversity in Children’s Lives: Children’s Books & Classroom Helps This is another comprehensive list of children’s books on various topics related to diversity and culture. a publication of Partnerships for Inclusion (PFI). In-depth Discussion of Them. a publication of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.Enriching Classroom Diversity with Books for Children. teachers. 48. and parents on a variety of topics related to diversity and culture. (1993). Vol. and Story Extension Activities Resource Lists This booklist offers a comprehensive listing of books for children. this list was revised in 1998 for the second edition of ¡Hola! means Hello! PFI is a project of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Santa Barbara. New York: Random House. Swimmy. (1973). My favorite place. Washington. Stein. Burningham. J. Mr. Brown. Greenfield. (1980). I have a sister.W. Cairo.E. Head. J. New York: Lothrop. (1974). New York: Crowell. Diverse abilities: Children and others with disabilities Aseltine. & Mueller. J. New York: Methuen. (1975). (1983). and Story-Extension Activities Think what a difference it would make in your classroom if you bought. Who am I? Pittsburgh: Family Communications. now the other. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Iwamura. (1983). New York: Harper & Row. Bellet. P. Everett Anderson’s goodbye. (1973). L. IL: Whitman. J. T. About handicaps. ON: Annick Press. Clifton. IL: Whitman. (1986). Willowdale. Why does that man have such a big nose? Seattle: Parenting Press. New York: Walker. Niles. D. McCann & Geoghegan. Quinsey. (1986). Jensen. Mann. dePaola. (1979). A. 18 . (1985). Catching. New York: Putnam. & Seguin. L. P. sound of rain. D. IL: Whitman. (1981). A button in her ear. New York: Scholastic. Our brother has Down’s syndrome. A-B-C-ing: An action alphabet. K. New York: Abingdon. L. New York: Putnam. MA: Addison-Wesley. just like you. V. I’m deaf and it’s okay. J. Frank. My first book of sign. Heide. (1984). Litchfield. Peterson. Ton and Pon. B. Sound of sunshine. (1977). (1991). In-depth Discussion of Them. (1984). and sometimes did story-extension activities related to a number of these books! Buying and frequently using diversity books with your children can make the most homogeneous group more familiar with human diversity! Children with special situations Caines. Litchfield.A. New York: Holt. E. S. Niles. New York: Holt. my sister is deaf. DC: Gallaudet University Press. Powers. (1985). Rosenberg. (1976). Rinehart & Winston. New York: Bradbury. T. Someone special. New York: Knopf. G. Darlene.Enriching Classroom Diversity With Books for Children. Sign language fun. Lionni.. New York: Walker. New York: Coward. IL: Whitman. S. About handicaps: An open family book for parents and children together. Lee & Shepard. A. (1986). F. (1981). (1966). New York: Clarion Books. M. The street of the flower boxes. Niles. New York: Crown. Larche. (1983). Galdone. often read and discussed. S. M. (1973). P. (1980). L. A cane in her hand. Father Gandor nursery rhymes. New York: Harper & Row. Helping out. (1986). CA: Advocacy Press. Handmade ABC reading. (1977). (1985). M. My friend Leslie. D.B. Now one foot. Baker. Children’s Television Workshop. Sargent. Cooperation Ancona. Abby. E. Bourke. & Wirt. The little red hen. Our teacher’s in a wheelchair.B. Gumpy’s motor car. (1974). Niles. Reading. (1983)... (1973).

Fox. Williams. Rinehart & Winston. New York: Kane/Miller. (1991). MD: Kar-Ben Copies. New York: Simon & Schuster. Scott. The crack of dawn walkers. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers. (1987). C. Chicago: Children’s Press. (1980). Women at their work. Johnson. A chair for my mother. Rice. S. Daddy. C. Chicago: Albert Whitman. and Waber’s You Look Ridiculous. Rockwell. New York: Greenwillow. (1991). All kinds of families. Evan’s corner. (1990). (1975).” Lionni’s Cornelius. New York: Dial. William’s doll. Hest. Rockville.B. E. Morton Grove. A man can be… New York: Human Resources Press. Winthrop. Merriman. Polacco. (1988). Greenberg. Christiansen. I can be a truck driver. E. more.. “More. V. When I was young in the mountains. Rose. (1980). S. My daddy is a nurse. New York: Harper & Row. P. (1981). (1976). I know I’m myself because.. M. Williams. Boys and girls. NY: Doubleday. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers. New York: Harper & Row. On mother’s lap. New York: Doubleday.L. Mommy and Daddy are divorced. (1988). (1982). N. E. Omerod. A. P. B. (1981). Keats. People. Garden City. Spier. (1986). C. New York: Holt. Niles. M. J. How babies and families are made. Meredith’s mother takes the train. & Nantel. New York: Dutton. IL: Albert Whitman. C. Hill.P. Wandro. Mothers can do anything.B. My mother’s house. (1976). Peter’s chair. J. Just us women. New York: Scholastic. New York: Harper & Row. New York: Frederick Warne. Williams. (1976). (1989). What is a girl? What is a boy? New York: Harper & Row. (1985). special relationships Bauer. C.B. (1967). Lasker. (1982). DeGrosbois. New York: Lothrop. The keeping quilt. (1989). Waxman. E. (1982). New York: Dutton. New York: Human Sciences Press. Kempler. A. Merriman. All about me. more. E. You’re my Nikki. (1974). (1972). (1985). E. M. P. P. New York: Harper & Row. Rylant. D. Daddy makes the best spaghetti. The twins strike back. Lacelle. English. A. Dutton. MA: Addison Wesley. girls and boys. R. Portnoy. Eisenberg. Ima on the Bima. Are you my mommy? A pop-up book. Schaffer. New York: Simon & Schuster. V. (1985). (1981). (1977). B. (1989). A. G. (1967). P. New York: Greenwillow. M. Bayard. such as “The Ugly Duckling. Caines.. (1986). M. (1992).). Dijs. New York: Orchard. CA: Taber Sarah. (1981). Kevin’s grandma. J. (1972).J.F. (1972). L. Don‘t forget fairy tales and animal stories with antibias themes. 19 . Flournoy. J. Toronto: Women’s Press. Caines.” said the baby: 3 love stories.Tickle Tune Typhoon. Diverse gender behaviors Behrens. (1989). J. Reading. New York: Macmillan. When we grow up.. New York: Rinehart and Winston. New York: McGraw-Hill. L. Steig’s Amos and Boris.S. Zolotow. (1985). Perry. Tough Eddie. Wolf. V. Seattle: Tickle Tune Typhoon. New York: Clarion. A. B. Simon. New York: Simon & Schuster. Don‘t feel sorry for Paul. Lee & Shepard. Lee & Shepard. New York: Scholastic. Greenfield. Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge. N. (1988). Sunshine. C. Rosenberg. P. having a twin. Mommies at work.A. Let’s be friends (video). My mom travels a lot.. New York: Harper & Row. (1985). New York: E.B. (1972). Being a twin. New York: Atheneum.H. (1981). & Lynch. (1984). & Rice. Mommy works on dresses (C. LaMothe. (1981). New York: Lothrop. Hines. IL: Whitman. my father’s house. (1990). Berkeley. Do like Kyla.R. New York: Dial. Diverse families. Trans. M. First pink light.

My daddy don’t go to work.. New York: Harper & Row. Tickle Tune Typhoon. L. Martin Luther King. Macmillan. (1992). Brown bear. Rivkin. Anders. Colors around me. B. Griffin. (1978). CA: Addison-Wesley. Hug the earth (recording). (1985).S. B. B. New York: Greenwillow. D. Science with young children (rev. (1984). Clifton. New York: Morrow. Cohen. Dr. Corey. ON: Annick Press. 9-16. Perry. A. Minneapolis: Lerner. & Rivkin. Wagon wheels. D. Chicago: Children’s Press.. WA: Warren.B. (1992). S. Teachers and science.. Tickle Tune Typhoon. what do you see? New York: Holt. African-American Bethel. M. & Huckaby. DC: NAEYC. New York: Holiday House. Englewood Cliffs. (1961). Nature activities for early childhood. The boy who didn’t believe in spring. CA: Author. Discovering nature with young people: An annotated bibliography and selection guide. Seattle. Rinehart & Winston.. The swimming hole. & Beim. Cornell. brown bear. Fifty simple things kids can do to recycle. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Link. A look at prejudice and understanding. Beim. (1965).M..). Boone-Jones. M.. J. Nature with children of all ages: Adventures for exploring. (1983). (1970). (1976). and enjoying the world around us. Everett. Goldin. 47(4).Environment Altman. 20 . M. NJ: Prentice-Hall. Nevada City. NJ: Prentice-Hall. B. Our world. Anti-animal stereotype Quinlan. New York: Workman. & Frassler.O. (1978). New York: Random House. McQueen. The sneetches. G. Nolan. Earth Works Group. (1978). (1990). Three cheers for Mother Jones. J. & Wohlwill. Brenner. MO: Conservation Commission of the State of Missouri. You go away. The hunter and his animals. Church. Everett Anderson’s friend. M. M. (1987). Berkeley. I. New York: Greenwillow. P. Seuss. Lee & Shepard. New York: Plenum.). A. Dutton. C. VT: Waterfront Books. Dr. Jr. New York: North-South Books. Growing up green. (1950). Hazen. J. (1981). Minneapolis: Carolrhoda.. I am freedom’s child. (1968). K. My best friend Martha Rodriquez. New York: Lothrop. Young Children. E. Westport. (1987). & Beim. Holt. G. (1971). Let’s talk trash: The kids book about recycling. Jonas. New York: Crowell. (1976). (1979). New York: Holt. Washington. (Eds. (1947). (1983). D. Martin. Conservation seeds activities book. (1973).. Why are people different? A book about prejudice. Skelsey. Chicago: Afro-American Publishing. Box 15153.O. (1975). Sisson. Nicki. New York: Harper & Row. Outdoor education: A manual for teaching in nature’s classroom. Johnson. J. (1973). CA: Ananda. Misuses of power Seuss. Yertle the turtle and other stories. WA 98115. My dad takes care of me. B. Rinehart & Winston. Rinehart & Winston. (1982). Molly’s pilgrim. J. New York: Julian Messner. Multicultural/antibias (general) dePaola. New York: E. 4-8. R. Menlo Park. Willowdale. Nickelsburg. Two is a team. Clifton. Bittinger. P.A. Box 15153. Oklahoma City: Bowmar. When you were a baby. Science is a way of life. L. CT: Greenwood Press. J. (1981). (1983). Jordan. (1982). G. 47(4). Burlington. (1976). D. J. Jefferson City. J. New York: Holt. Beim. (1989). ed.: A picture story. New York: Golden Books. J. Englewood Cliffs. T. (1987). (1945). Sharing nature with young children. The story of a kind of wolf. A.P. New York: Random House. & Freeman. Young Children. P. (1985). WA 98115. Low income and job loss All of us will shine (recording). B. G.Jr. V. (1991). P. Jr. curly hair. Seattle. Straight hair. (1988). learning. (1991). Children and the environment. (1970). Martin. New life: New room.

Fighters. M. I love and other love poems. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. (1975). New York: Harper & Row. Martin Luther King. Showers... Cornrows. New York: Harper & Row. & Greenfield. T. Jr. Lee & Shepard. An Eskimo birthday. (1976).B. Black is beautiful. M. Rosa Parks. My friend Jacob. A is for Aloha. HI: Press Pacifica. (1972). Is that your sister? New York: Pantheon. E. VT 05676. refugees. S. Bunin. New York: Scholastic. (1986). C. L. Greenfield. (1991). Seekonk. (1988). Whose shoe. S. M. Paul: Marathon runner. (1962). (1986). A.D. Alaskan/Eskimo Hawaiian Feeney. (1978). Wesley. 301 Jacob St. (1986). (1982). Me and Nessie. Mower. IL: Whitman.D.. New York: Greenwillow. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda. A. (1979). P. (1984).Clifton. (1976). M. Don’t you remember? New York: Dalton. Mandelbaum. E. R. Nathan’s Hanukkah bargain. (1984). Wingman. McGovern. (1986). Kailua. (1980). I visit my Tuhu and Grandma. Interracial Adoff. (1986). (1988). what it means to be Jewish (recording). I’m gonna let it shine—a gathering of voices for freedom (recording). New York: Lothrop. C. (1975). L. Look at your eyes. E. F. N. Henrietta. Mostly matzah (recording). . New York: Coward-McCann.: A biography for young children.. NY 14467. Rochester AEYC. Runaway mittens. Pinkwater. & Metzker. New York: Pantheon. (1981). Box 356. New York: Crowell. New York: Lippincott. New York: Dial. (1975). New York: Greenwillow. New York: Walker. (1964). (1973). immigrants: A story of the Hmong. Whistle for Willie. Lee & Shepard. MD 20852. T. Rosenberg. (1980). Welber. Hirsh. Cherries and cherry pits. 6800 Tildenwood Lane. Williams. New York: Elsevier/Dutton. Avni. A child’s look at . (1985). VT: Alcazar. (1988). Clifton. New York: Holiday House. Honey. New York: Viking Press. . (1979). The train. J. Being adopted. Seattle: Parenting Press. Simon. The paper crane. E. Meyer. C. Waterbury. Yarbrough. Greene. Chicago: Children’s Press. Harriet Tubman: They called me Moses. Round River Records. P. I love Hanukkah.H. (1989). J. Japanese American Bang. (1980).. Chinese American Fogel. New York: Lothrop. New York: Crowell. Rosenberg. MA 02771. (1978). E. (1985). Keats. Aekyung’s dream. M. You be me.J. J. 21 . Rockville. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. I’ll be you. NY: Kane/Miller. F. Mead. (1969). Black is brown is tan. Whale brother. Mead. Inc. B. (1990). Feelings. Steiner. (1973). (1984). Schlank. Why am I different? Niles. B. M. Avni. Daydreamers. L. Rogers. Miller. V. Waterbury. Hawaii is a rainbow. M. S. New York: Dodd. New York: Harper. Brooklyn. New York: Morrow. N. Feeney. Box 429. Greenfield. Living in two worlds. Hmong Goldfarb. & Bunin. New York: Dodd. New York: Greenwillow. Jewish American Robinson. Korean American Pack. Alcazar. M. Kar-Ben Copies. Greenfield.

Spain: Ediciones Hymsa. BC: Harbour. Chang. (Native American). Niles. Hayes. New York: Julian Messner. [Printed with permission. In the beginning: Creation stories from around the world. A. Rinehart & Winston. (1993). Suarez. & Archambault. 1993]. M. (1983). M. New York: Greenwillow. The drinking gourd. M. IL: Albert Whitman. R. I’m your brother. Locke. 22 . Upper Strata. Box 278. and other cultural activities from new Americans. T. (1973). & Link. Jeffers. (1974). (Chinese American). New York: E. What do I do? Que hago? Niles. My best friend Duc Tran: Meeting a VietnameseAmerican family. Simon N. Martin. Vietnamese American Constant. long ago Baylor.N.S. (1976). D. The iron moonhunter. New York: Lothrop. New Mexico Magazine. R.M. (1990). (1970).A. (1969). K. J. NM 87503. Los colores [Colors].. Kevin Cloud: Chippewa boy in the city. (1987). games.F. NC: Lollipop Power. Moonsong lullaby. J. (1990). New York: Julian Messner. H. Spain: Espasa Calpe. Young Children. Maria Teresa. (1989). Abecedario de los animales. I.. (1988). Totem pole. P. (1986). Mexico City: Editorial Grijalbo. (1971). & Freeman. San Francisco: Children’s Book Press. Lakota/Dakota flute music (recording). (1980). (1976). T. K. I am here/Yo estoy aqui. New York: Holiday House. New York: Putnam. CA New Seeds Press. Bataan Memorial Building. Jr. (1972). Berkeley. B. Locker. Madeira Park. Macmillan. M. New York: Dutton. The Tamarindo puppy and other poems. New York: Scribner’s. The goat in the rug. Stephanie and the coyote. Blood. Hawk. (1984). Native American New Mexico People and Energy Collective. Idalia’s project ABC: An urban alphabet book in English and Spanish. Carrboro. Monjo. New York: Henry Holt. (1977). Y Domingo. A. The patchwork quilt. siete [And Sunday makes seven]. (1987). Shalant. B. C. J. J. (1989). (1981). Santa Fe. (1974). Crowder. Grandmother’s adobe dollhouse. New York: Holt. Barcelona. (1983).O. V.. Spider woman. Long. Martel. P. P. New York: Knopf. Hoyt-Goldsmith. Bernalillow. IL: Whitman. Highwater. Look what we’ve brought you from Vietnam: Crafts. Before you came this way. (1979). Smith. D.. I go with my family to Grandma’s. (1991). First snow. J. C. recipes. Cameron. New York: Abingdon. (1988). (Native American). New York: Macmillan. Shor. Ada. Chicago: Reilly & Lee. The legend of the bluebonnet. C. Madrid. New York: Harper & Row. (African American). Rosario. (1988). Coyote and Native American folk tales (recording). stories. Knots on a counting rope. Levinson. (1991). NM: Trails West. Spanish Bales. Lee & Shepard. Santa Fe. When the corn is red. New York: Franklin Watts. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers. (1985). Blue. Graw. (1989). D. La ratita presumida [The little conceited rat]. R.P. Baylor. Dutton. Box 487. (Native American). New York: Dial Books. dePaola. B. Baden. Flournoy. The land of the gray wolf. F. C. New York: Dial Books. sister sky. (1987). Brother eagle. V. Brookings. SD 57006. Hamilton. Yagua days.Latino Atkinson. Red ribbons for Emma. S. (1981). Featherstone. Pomerantz. (1980). New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. New York: Dial. NM 87004. (1969).

(Common ethics & cultural values) Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger. Native American) Celebrate Christmas Around the World by Beth Dvergsten Stevens. (Native American) Count Your Way through . (Native American traditions. (Customs of 8 cultures) Daddies by Adele Aron Greenspan. by Jim Haskins. (Inuit. McNeill & Schmidt. White. (AfricanAmerican) Building a Bridge by Lisa Shook Begaye.Our Favorite Stories by Barnabas & Anabel Kindersley. (Navajo-Anglo friendship) Building an Igloo by Ulli Steltzer.Diversity in Children’s Lives Children’s Books & Classroom Helps Culture A Is for Africa by Ifeoma Onyefulu. (Disability. (Biracial) Bread Is for Eating by David & Phillis Gershator. Feldman. (Inuit. (Multicultural) All the Colors of the Earth by Sheila Hamanaka. (Spanish) Brothers and Sisters by Ellen Senisi. etc. Davol. Just Right! by Marguerite W.. (West African) A Christmas Surprise for Chabelita by Argentina Palacios. activities) Cheyenne Again by Eve Bunting. (Holidays. festivals) Cleversticks by Bernard Ashley. (Multicultural) Birthdays: Celebrating Life Around the World by Eve B. All the Colors We Are/Todos Los Colores de Nuestra Piel by Kate Kissinger. (African) ABCs of Our Spiritual Connection by Kim Soo. (Disability. Cultural (Nisgu’a. Mexico) Cultural Awareness for Children by Allen. (Holidays. (Arts. (Spanish words) Corn Is Maize by Aliki. (South African) Abuela by Arthur Dorres. (African folk tale) The Anti-Bias Curriculum by Louise DermanSparks.) Celebrating Summer by Rita Kohn. (Chinese) Baba Yaga and Vasilia the Brave by Elizabeth Winthrop. Japan. (Chinese) Confetti: Poems for Children by Pat Mora. Native American) Carving a Totem Pole by Vickie Jensen. Canada. (Young Bull taken to boarding school) Children Around the World by Jane A. HodgesCaballero. Black. (Elders) All God’s Critters Got a Place in the Choir by Bill Staines. (Latino. (Bilingual) AMA Kids Series by Martine Davison. (AfricanAmerican) Amelia’s Road by Linda Jacobs Altman. China. (Alike/ Different) Chinye by Obi Onyefulu. (Elders) Abuela’s Weave by Omar S. (Russian folk tale) Bein’ with You This Way by W. Kikola-Lisa. (Family relationships. crafts. emotional well-being.. (Activity book) Children Just Like Me by Barnabas & Anabel Kindersley. Festivals) Black Is Brown Is Tan by Arnold Adoff. Castaneda. 23 . new baby) Brown Angels by Walter Dean Myers.Celebrations by Barnabas & Anabel Kindersley (Alike/Different) Children Just Like Me . gender) Arctic Memories by Normee Ekoomiak. (Alike/Different) Children Just Like Me . (Music included) All Kinds of Families by Norma Simon. migrant) Anansi the Spider by Gerald McDermott. (Africa. health care) Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman. Native Americans) At the Beach by Huy Voun Lee.

promises) Elijah’s Angel: A Story for Chanukah and Christmas by Michael J. (Multicultural) Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter. (Caribbean) Hands Around the World by Susan Milord.The Daddy Book by Ann Morris. Greetings. (Chinese) Jalapeno Bagels by Natasha Wing. (Multicultural) Dancing with the Indians by Angela Shelf Medearis. (African-American family) Dounia by Natacha Karvoskaia. & Mac J. (AfricanAmerican) Joining Hands by Carol Wade Rahima. (Cultural) The Fall Gathering by Rita Kohn. Lella Gandini. (Multicultural) The Goat in the Rug by Charles & Martin Link Blood. music included) From Far Away by Robert & Saoussan Askar Munsch. (Chinese. Kohl & Jean Potter. respect. (Puerto Rican) Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message by Chief Jake Swamp. computer links. (Lebanon to Canada) Get Set! Swim! by Jeannine Atkins. (African-American) Laughing Together by Barbara K Walker. (Ojibway) Dreamplace by George Ella Lyon. (Multicultural Recipes) Everybody Cooks Rice by Norah Dooley. (Northwest Coast Indians) The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo. Hanson Lynch. (Hawaiian. student videos) The Lotus Seed by Sherry Garland. (Stories & activities) Kente Colors by Debbi Chocolate. (Mexican-American migrant family) Linking through Diversity by Walter Enloe & Ken Simon. I’m a Girl! by Lila Jukes. Jamaica’s Blue Marker by Juanita. Kindergarten Kids by Ellen Senise. (Stories & activities) Keepers of the Earth by Michael J. holidays. (Multicultural) The Hundred Languages of Children by Carolyn Edwards. & Joseph Bruchac Caduto. ecology. Glorious Angels: A Celebration of Children by Walter Dean Myers. Here Are My Hands by Bill & John Archambault Martin. (Slavery. Dinner at Aunt Connie’s House by Faith Ringgold. (Ghana) Kids Multicultural Artbook Around the World by Susan Milord. (Multicultural) Lights for Gita by Rachna Gilmore. Grandfather Tang’s Story by Ann Tompert. Avery. Lights on the River by Jane Resh Thomas. Newton Chocolate. & Joseph Bruchac Caduto. & George Foreman. (Native American–Mohawk) Global Art by MaryAnn F. (Games. (Art exchanges. (Interracial adoption) Feelings Inside You and Outloud Too by Barbara Kay Pollard. Sun by Phillis and David Gershator. In the Snow by Huy Voun Lee. activities) Happy Birthday. (Native American) Families Are Different by Nino Pellegrini. (Multicultural) Kwanzaa by Deborah M. The Elders Are Watching by Dave Bouchard. festivals) Everybody Bakes Bread by Norah Dooley. (Navajo weaving) Gracias. (Hawaiian) 24 . (Activities) Josefina by Jeanette Winter. recipes. Rosen. How My Family Lives in America by Susan Kuklin. Jr. holidays. (Emotional Well Being) Keepers of the Animals by Michael J. (Africian & Native Americans) Developing Cross-Cultural Competence: A Guide for Working with Young Children and Their Families by Eleanor W. (Native American. (Religious differences. (Pueblos) Dumpling Soup by Jama Kim Rattigan. (Interracial adoption) Dreamcatcher by Audrey Osofsky. (Activities & projects) Global Child by Maureen Cech. Rosa by Michelle Markel. tangrams) Grandma by Debbie Bailey. festivals) Echoes of the Elders by Chief Lelooska. Martin Luther King by Jean Marzollo. (Vietnam) Luka’s Quilt by Georgia Gubank. Grandpa by Debbie Bailey. (Mexican biography) Joshua’s Masai Mask by Dakari Hru. ideas. (Multicultural Recipes) Everybody Has Feelings by Charles E.

festivals) My Kokum Called Today by Iris Loewen. (Cultural activities around world) This House Is Made of Mud by Ken Buchanan. My First Kwanzaa Book by Deborah M. festivals) She Come Bringing Me that Little Baby Girl by Eloise Greenfield. (Native American. multicultural) Mama. More. (Spanish) One Smiling Grandma: A Caribbean Counting Book by Ann Marie Linden. (Mexican. directions for making instruments) Native Artists of North America by Reavis Moore. (Ethiopian. African-American) Peanut Butter. holidays. recipes) Powwow by George Ancona. (Spanish) The Matzah that Papa Brought Home by Fran Manushkin. (Native American—Adobe bricks) Through Indian Eyes by Beverly Slapin. My Best Shoes by Marilee Robin Burton. (Multicultural) Ogbo by Ifeoma Onyefolo. Our Land by Trimble & Lloyd. (Holidays. Secrets by Ellen Senise. Upik Eskimo) Northern Lullaby by Nancy White Carlstrom. (Alike/Different around the world) Roots and Wings by Stacey York. (Ojibway. More Said the Baby by Vera Williams. (Passover. Our Granny by Margaret Wild. Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco. (Native American) Straight to the Heart: Children of the World by Ethan Hubbard. (Japan. boy & grandfather) Peace Begins with You by Kathleen Scholes. Now I’m Big by Margaret Miller. (Mexican) ’Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey. Our People by Angela S. (Multicultural) Spring Planting by Rita Kohn. (Multicultural) Seven Candles for Kwanzaa by Andrea Davis Pinkney. (Nigerian) The Old Man and His Door by Gary Soto. Snow on Snow on Snow by Cheryl Chapman. (Hanukah. Newton Chocolate. (Native American) Pablo’s Tree by Pat Mora. (Extended family) Somewhere in the World by Stacey Schuett. The Mommy Book by Ann Morris. (Nutrition.Make Someone Smile by Judy Lalli. (AfricanAmerican) Our Voices. riddles) Peboan and Seegwun by Charles Larry. (Nutrition. (Artist profiles & art projects) Navajo ABC by Luci Tapahonso & Eleanor Schick. The Tortilla Factory by Gary Paulsen. customs. (African-American) So Much by Trish Cooke. Inuit) Margaret and Margarita/Margarita y Margaret by Lynn Reiser. (Multi-ethnic) 25 . (Contemporary Native Americans) Pulling the Lion’s Tail by Jane Kurtz. (Holidays. Peace Crane by Sheila Hamanaka. holidays. recipes) A Ride on Mother’s Back by Emery & Durga Bernhard. festivals) The Night the Grandfathers Danced by Linda Theresa Raczek. Multicultural Folktales for the Feltboard & Readers’ Theater by Judy Sierra. (Peace. Native American) Potluck by Anne Shelby. generations of women) My Mom by Debbie Bailey. More. Apple Butter. (Russian) Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto. Multicultural Issues in Child Care by Janet Gonzalez-Mena. Cinnamon Toast by Argentina Palacios. (Native American) Northern Lights by Diana Cohen Conway. (Songs. Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. (Navajo) Night Lights by Barbara Diamond Golden. Stephanchuk. Talking Walls by Margy Burns Knight. stepparents) Red Eggs and Dragon Boats by C. (Interracial) The Morning Chair by Barbara Joose Holland. (Ojibway. Joose. (Multicultural) A Sense of Shabbat by Faige Kobre. (Jewish harvest festival. (Holidays) The Sensible Book by Barbara Kay Pollard. festivals) Mi Papa by Debbie Bailey. Medearis. My Wish for Tomorrow by United Nations. (Chinese folklore. (Multicultural) My Dad by Debbie Bailey. (Peace) Myth. Mom and Me by John Kaplan. Music and Dance of the American Indian by Ruth De Cesare.

(African American) Disability Adapting Early Childhood Curricula for Children with Special Needs: 3rd Ed. Charlip. Manthey. festivals) The Zebra-Riding Cowboy by Angela Shelf Medearis. (Native American. Metis Indian) Vasilissa the Beautiful by Elizabeth Winthrop. (Signing) Happy Birthday! by Angela Bednarczyk & Janet Weinstock. AIDS) Including All of Us by Project Inclusive. One Sun by Raffi. (Boy in wheelchair) Opposites by Angela Bednarczyk & Janet Weinstock. (Special Kids—Spanish version) One Light. (Multicultural families) What a Wonderful World by George David Weiss & Bob Thiele. Creatures of an Exceptional Kind by Dorothy B. (Blindness. Nosotros si podemos hacerlo! by Laura Dwight. Jr. (Spanish version) Arthur’s Eyes by Marc Brown. Miller. (Multicultural) What’s Your Name? by Marilyn Sanders. (Deafness) Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder by Edward M. Friends at School by Rochelle Burnnett. by K. Ancona. My Sister is Deaf by Jeanne Peterson. Native American) Making Room for Uncle Joe by Ada Litchfield. Ancona. Knots on a Counting Rope by Bill & John Archambault Martin. Virginia Ambruster & Ruth Cook. Welcoming Babies by Margie Burns Knight. (Signing) How Smudge Came by Nan Gregory. (Activities) Wood-Hoopoe Willie by Virginia Kroll. (Mom in wheelchair. Why Am I Different? by Norma Simon. (Muilticultural) When Clay Sings by Byrd Baylor. Charlip. Charlip. (Down syndrome. (Adult with Down syndrome) Mama Zooms by Jane Cowen-Fletcher. (Africian-American. work) Where Indians Live: American Indian Houses by Nashone. Hallowell & John J. (Native American. Ratey. Eileen Allen. (ADD) My Friend Leslie: The Story of a Handicapped Child by Maxine Rosenberg. (ADD) The Exceptional Child: Mainstreaming in Early Childhood Education 2nd Ed. (ADD) Maybe You Know My Kid by Mary Cahill Fowler. (Posters. (Kwanzaa. (Signing) Handtalk Zoo by Miller. My Mommy’s Special by Jennifer English. (Glasses) Creative Play Activities for Children with Disabilities: A Resource Book for Teachers and Parents by Lisa Rappaport & Linda Schulz Morris. (Native American) With Respect for Others by Cynthia M. holidays. Hispanic) Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree by William Miller. (Russian folk tale) We Can All Get Along: 50 Steps You Can Take to Help End Racism by Clyde W. by Annette Tessier. Ancona. Amigos en la Escuela by Rochelle Burnnett. (Signing) 26 . I Have a Sister. (Animals with disabilities) Dad and Me in the Morning by Patricia Lakin. (Disabilities) Friends in the Park by Rochelle Burnnett. Disabilities) Grandma’s Wheelchair by Lorraine Henriod. The Handmade Alphabet by Laura Rankin. (Disabilities) Friends Together: More Alike than Different by Rochelle Burnnett. (Signing) Handtalk by Miller. Wee Sing Around the World by Price Stern Sloan. Whitney. (Alike/Different) Winter Storytime by Rita Kohn. multiple sclerosis) Nobody’s Perfect: Living & Growing with Children Who Have Special Needs by Nancy B. What is Beautiful? by Maryjean Watson Avery. (Mom in wheelchair) Mama’s Morning by Kate Sternberg. Ford.Two Pairs of Shoes by Esther Sanderson. (Signing) Handtalk Birthday by Miller.

separation) Chibi: A True Story from Japan by Barbara Brenner & Julia Takaya. (Divorce) Pushkin Meets the Bundle by Harriet M. A Visit to the Bighouse by Oliver Butterworth. (Relationships) Daddy’s Roommate by Michael Wilhoite. Mimi’s Tutu by Tynia Thomassie. (Divorce. Daddy by Bidgette Weninger.Our Brother Has Down’s Syndrome by Jasmine Shelley & Tara Cairo. Leo. Chandler. (Divorce) Aunt Flossie’s Hats (and Crab Cakes Later) by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard. Jr. No Matter What by Maryleah Otto. We Can Do It! by Laura Dwight. (AfricanAmerican) Mom and Dad Don’t Live Together Anymore by Kathy Stinson. (Interracial adoption) Saturday at the New You by Barbara E. (Down syndrome) William and the Good Old Days by Eloise Greenfield. (Extended family. Do I Have A Daddy? by Jeanne Warren Lindsay. Ives. (Mom works midnight shift) Changing Families by David Fassler. (Family Relationships) Space Travelers by Margaret Wild. (Alcoholism) A Birthday Basket for Tia by Pat Mora. (Divorce) The Divorce Workbook by Sally B. (Family type) Banana Beer by Carol Carrick. Ziefert. (Single parent) My Two Uncles by Judith Vigna. Energetic by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka. (Single parent) Fly Away Home by Andrew Bunting. Perceptive. (Family Guide) Charlie Anderson by Barbara Abercrombie. (Deaf. (Special Kids) Where’s Chimpy? by Berneice Rabe. hearing dogs) A Place for Me: Including Children with Special Needs in Early Care and Education Settings by Phyllis A. Persistent. (African-American) Say Hola to Spanish by Susan Middleton Elya. (Separation. (Blindness) Family Anna Day and the O-Ring by Elaine Wickens. (Parents who travel) Twins! by Elaine Scott. My Kind of Family by Michele Lash. (Divorce) Grandmother’s Alphabet by Eve Shaw. David Fassler. Just Like You by Tricia Brown & Fran Ortiz. A Place for Grace by Jean Davis-Okimoto. (Homelessness) Thanksgiving Treat by Catherine Stock. (Prison) 27 . & David Fassler. Barber. Sally Ives Loughridge. Sensitive. (Divorced parent. The Storm by Marc Harshman. (New Baby) Real Sisters by Susan Wright. & Marc Brown. (Japanese) Daddy Makes the Best Spaghetti by Anna Grossnickle Hines. Michele Lash & Sally Ives. Someone Special. (Vietnamese) Heroes by Ken Lee Mochizuki. abuse) Priscilla Twice by Judith Caseley. (Wheelchair) Through Grandpa’s Eyes by Patricia MacLachlan. Somebody Called Me Retard Today…and My Heart Felt Sad by Ellen O’Shaughnessy. (Disability from injury) Patrick Gets Hearing Aids by Riski & Klakow. (Women’s Work) Journey Home by Lawrence McKay. (Blindness) A Very Special Critter by Gina & Mercer Meyer. (Relationships) The Baby Book by Ann Morris. (Two mommies) At Daddy’s on Saturdays by Linda Walvoord Girard. the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus. Mexican) By the Dawn’s Early Light by Karen Ackerman. Aunt Harriet’s Underground Railroad in the Sky by Faith Ringgold. I Hate Divorce by Pat Hanna Otto. (Half-brother) Did My First Mother Love Me? A Story for an Adopted Child by Kathryn Ann Miller. Our Teacher’s in a Wheelchair by Mary Ellen Powers. Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families by Laurne K. Through the Night by Jim Aylesworth. Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child is More Intense. Never. (Homelessness) Goodbye. alternate life-style) Dear Fred by Susanna Rodell. & Michele Lash.

Bread by Ann Morris. cultures. (Alike/Different. (Alike/ Different. occupations. (Alike/Different) Two Eyes a Nose and a Mouth by Roberta Grobel Intrater. (Alike/Different) We Can Get Along by Lauren Murphy Payne. (Alike/ Different) My Book for Kids with Cansur by Jason Gaes. The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle. (Alike/Different) Shoes Shoes Shoes by Ann Morris. (Chinese adoption) Bread. (Family Type) When I Am Old with You by Angela Johnson. (AIDS) Winning Over Asthma by Eileen Dolan Savage. Hats by Ann Morris. Too by Alison Rogers. (African-American) Who’s in a Family? by Robert Slkutch. (Alike/ Different) Tiger Flowers by Patricia Quinlan. Bread. Hats. Dancing Feet by Charlotte Agell. Tobin. (Child with cancer) On the Day You Were Born by Debra Frasier. M. (Alike/ Different) Come Sit by Me by Margaret Merrifield. (Alike/Different) (Leader’s Guide available) Loving by Ann Morris. Child. (Alike/Different) People by Peter Spier. (Alike/Different) What Do You Do With a Child Like This? Inside the Lives of Troubled Children by L. (Alike/ Different. (Emotional Well Being) (Leader’s Guide available) Weddings by Ann Morris. (Asthma) Words Can Hurt You: Beginning a Program of Anti-Bias Education by Barbara J.What Mommies Do Best/What Daddies Do Best by Laura Numeroff. (Emotional well-being) What’s a Virus Anyway by David Fassler & Kelly McQueen. multicultural) The Difficult Child by Stanley Turecki. (Homelessness) Sassafras by Audrey Penn. Thomson. activity books) You Can Call Me Willy: A Story for Children with AIDS by Joan C. Coming to America by David Fassler & Kimberly Danforth. (Alike/ Different) Stellaluna by Janell Cannon. (Emotional Well Being) (Leader’s Guide available) I’m Like You. (AIDS) 28 . (Alike/Different) On the Go by Ann Morris. (Alike/Different) Sam and the Lucky Money by Karen Chinn. You’re Like Me by Cindy Gainer. (Emotional well-being) Hats. (Alike/Different) Luke Has Asthma. (Multicultural) Other An Mei’s Strange & Wondrous Journey by Stephan Molnar-Fenton. This Is My House by Arthur Dorros. climates) I Like Being Me by Judy Lalli.D. (Child’s immigration) Common Sense Discipline: Building Self-Esteem in Young Children—Stories from Life by Grace & Lois Dewsnap Mitchell. Tools by Ann Morris.

unc. Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center (FPG) www.unc. Partnerships for Inclusion (PFI) www.org NAEYC is the nation's largest organization of early childhood professionals and others dedicated to improving the quality of early childhood education programs for children birth through age eight. Children’s Defense Fund www.unc.Websites ere is a list of websites that may be of interest for additional information related to young children and their families. National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) www. Amazon Books www.childrensdefense.edu/~pfi PFI is a statewide project that provides technical assistance to support the inclusion of young children with disabilities.naeyc. birth through five. especially factors that may put children at risk for developmental problems.med.edu/wrkunits/1dean/commedu/familysu FSN is a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.fpg.com 29 .org The Children's Defense Fund exists to provide a strong and effective voice for all the children of America. They pay particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities. Research and education activities focus on child development and health. who cannot vote. in community programs throughout North Carolina. lobby. Family Support Network (FSN) www. It is dedicated to helping meet the needs of families of children with special needs and the professionals who serve these families. Also listed is Amazon Book Company where you can electronically purchase many of the books listed in the ¡Hola! publication. or speak for themselves.fpg.edu H FPG is one of the nation's oldest multidisciplinary centers for the study of young children and their families.amazon. An item of particular interest to Early Childhood Faculty and Inservice trainers—Resource Guide: Selected Early Childhood/Intervention Training Materials (7TH Edition) can be found under publications in FPG’s site.

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