Learning ResourcesRequired ResourcesCourse Text: Diversity in Early Care and Education Chapter 6, “Differing Perspectives on Learning through Play” Chapter 7, “Socialization, Guidance, and Dis

Learning Resources

Required Resources

  • Course Text: Diversity in Early Care and Education
    • Chapter 6, “Differing Perspectives on Learning through Play”
    • Chapter 7, “Socialization, Guidance, and Discipline” 
  • Course Text: How Culture Shapes Social-Emotional Development
    • Read pp. 4–11, “Experiencing, Expressing, and Regulating Emotions” (up to “Identity Development and Relating to Others”) 
  • Article: Chang, H., & Pulido, D. (1994). The critical importance of cultural and linguistic continuity for infants and toddlers                                                                       . In E. Fenichel (Ed.), Cross-cultural studies of child development: Implications for clinicians. Retrieved from http://www.eric.ed.gov  Reproduced with permission of Zero to Three in the format Scan via Copyright Clearance Center. 
    • Read pp. 14–18 of the PDF

Perspectives on Play

The beginning of Chapter 6 of Diversity in Early Care and Education describes a scenario featuring babies at play. Review this scenario (pp. 104–106) with one of the following themes in mind: people versus object orientation, choice, adult role, emphasis on words versus nonverbal communication.

By Day 3:

Post your responses to the following: 

  • What values, beliefs, and expectations are embedded in this scene? (Include one or more specific examples to support your response.) 
  • How and why might a family’s values, beliefs, and expectations differ from those you have identified? 
  • Offer one or more recommendations for modifying the environment or interactions in order to honor diverse values, beliefs, and expectations.

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