Week 1 – Assignment
Culturally Relevant Methods [WLOs: 3, 4] [CLOs: 1, 2]
As an early childhood educator or early childhood administrator you have such an important role in supporting each and every child in your care. Prior to writing this assignment, review the Teaching Children Cultural Competence in Early Childhood Education (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. article and Chapters 1 and 2 of your text. Then search for and read at least one additional scholarly source.
For this assignment, compile and present in tabular format a list of 15 culturally competent strategies for English language learners (ELLs) that you could use in your early childhood education teaching or leadership role. At least five of your strategies should be appropriate for infants/toddlers, five strategies should be appropriate for preschool, and five strategies should be appropriate for early elementary age.
Your chart should include the following four headings and provide content for each strategy of similar focus and depth, including support from one credible source for the Print-Rich Environment example shown below:
Name of Strategy
How strategy supports an aspect of diversity that is important in early childhood education
Specific example with explanation of this strategy will be used to support ELLs.
Print Rich Environment
This strategy helps to support language development because children and families can see examples of language and vocabulary in the environment as a model for print and language.
Around the early childhood education environment, several index sized cards will be used to label areas of the classroom with common vocabulary terms that children and families need to learn. Examples include clock, chair, window, door, books, arts area, computers, etc.
The Culturally Relevant Methods assignment Must include title and reference pages formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.s APA Style (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. The separate title page must include the following: Title of paper Students name Course name and number Instructors name Date submitted For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. resource for additional guidance. Must use at least one credible source in addition to the course text. The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment. Must document any information used from sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Centers Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. See the Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.