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Preschool/Kindergarten Curriculum:
Multicultural Education

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The San Francisco School is committed to a multicultural program. Multicultural education is approached not as a subject area, but as an ever-present thread woven throughout all curriculum areas and throughout each day. Teachers recognize that children learn to value diversity both through the study of other cultures and from the attitudes and behaviors that are revealed to them each day. Recognizing this, teachers must carefully evaluate their own presentations, as well as the total classroom environment.

One important way in which cultural diversity is represented in the classroom is through the images presented each day. Dolls and other toys representing children or family units show people of different ethnicities, genders and ages. Pictures displayed for decoration, holidays, or as part of other curriculum studies may also include variations from the traditional in order to demonstrate a wider range of choices. Literature is selected to reflect ethnic and cultural diversity. Children hear music from around the world and sing songs in different languages. Children can share objects, money or toys from their travels or from other countries. Teachers are attuned to such opportunities for spontaneous lessons in geography or social studies.

To help children appreciate different customs, classrooms may also participate in holiday celebrations. During the winter, for example, classrooms may celebrate Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas and the winter solstice. Chinese New Year, Cinco de Mayo, and other cultural festivals may also be recognized. Holiday celebrations are only one aspect of a cultural experience, and teachers must ensure that a multicultural approach does not occur in isolation, but continues in the year-round curriculum.











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