The New Voices ~ Nuevas Voces Facilitator's Guide to Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Early Childhood
Early Childhood
An interactive, upbeat accompanying guide to Neuvas Voces including follow up activities and study guide questions to improve teaching and instruction of young Latino children
70458 978-1-59857-045-8
2011 120
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Your complete professional development course for working with culturally & linguistically diverse young children!

As early childhood programs and schools become more culturally and linguistically diverse, professionals need to create settings that welcome "new voices" and help all children succeed. This comprehensive professional development course gives them the in-depth practical guidance they need.

Developed by respected scholar Dina Castro and her expert team, this five-module program is the key to working effectively with diverse children and families and preparing all children for long-term school and social success.

The positive, engaging way to improve cultural responsiveness, New Voices ~ Nuevas Voces is

  • field-tested—shown to improve early childhood professionals' practices
  • especially useful for working with Latino children and families, but can also be applied broadly to address cultural diversity in all early childhood settings
  • developed for children from birth to five years of age in classrooms and home-based settings
  • based on actual professional development needs, determined by the authors' extensive work in their training institutes
  • flexible—can be used for professional development with early childhood teachers, administrators, SLPs, psychologists, and more
  • equally appropriate for preservice instruction or inservice professional development

Professional development instructors will love the facilitator's manual on CD-ROM which gives them a complete professional development package with

  • printable PowerPoint slides
  • helpful instructor notes
  • sample agendas
  • group learning activities, and
  • handouts such as self-assessment instruments and training evaluation forms.

The handbook (sold separately) is designed for training participants and gives readers thorough coverage of each module, enhanced with learning objectives, case studies, and reflection questions.

With this invaluable program, early childhood professionals will develop the skills, sensitivity, and knowledge to meet the developmental and learning needs of the diverse children in their program.

About this CD-ROM
About the Authors

Module 1: Foundations of Cultural Diversity

Module 2: Cross-Cultural Communication

Module 3: Understanding Diverse Families and Their Roles

Module 4: Supporting Language Development in Young Bilingual Children

Module 5: Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children

Appendix A: Daily Agendas
Appendix B: Agenda-at-a-Glance
Appendix C: Participant Evaluation Forms
Appendix D: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Early Childhood Self-Assessment Scale
Appendix E: Response Key for the Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Early Childhood Self-Assessment Scale
Appendix F: Latinos in the United States: A Population Quiz and Answer Key
Appendix G: Action Plan

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: Spotlight on Language, Literacy and Literature, ASCD Network Newsletter - June 20, 2011

"This is a dynamic professional development program that works to improve knowledge, attitudes and skills for working with diverse young children and their families."

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