Tips for Teaching Children in Child Care about Diversity

Teacher and children in circle time

Helping young children learn about diversity is an important role for child care providers. Teaching inclusiveness needs to be a conscious and deliberate effort by adults. Diversity is not taught during a single day or activity. Respect for all people is a concept that should be woven in all activities and lessons, from reading to art, and from singing to pretend play.

Here are some ways you can help children recognize the ways that people are similar and different, and …