From the Director:
An important goal at All About Kids is to incorporate anti-bias and cultural diversity as an integral part of its curriculum since children live in a diverse and complex society. This encourages each child to reach his/her full potential by challenging the barriers created by prejudice, discrimination and stereotypes. An anti-bias, culturally diverse curriculum offers a teaching strategy which develops an appreciation of diversity, rather than ignoring, and therefore reinforcing children’s misunderstandings of differences. Examples in our program include: a display of each child’s family; books, toys, and other materials that reflect diversity in families, gender roles, racial and ethnic identity, physical abilities and occupations. This curriculum approach is a commitment to address societal bias and practice appreciation of differences in a developmentally appropriate way. We encourage families to share aspects of their cultural celebrations with the children in our care.