Demonstrating cultural competence
Some examples of how I might demonstrate cultural competence when working with diverse families and children include: demonstrating self-awareness by recognizing personal biases in the community that may be channeled against families and children of diverse cultures and beliefs. The second is to value diversity by not accepting different cultural perspectives and viewing diversity as an asset rather than a weakness.
Accepting responsibility for combating prejudice against persons with disabilities, racism, and religious background in children’s programs is another option. Furthermore, getting to know the culture and values of the families and children that may influence the approach to childhood care and sharing them with other staff members is essential.
Another aspect is being aware of the dynamics of differences and interactions with civilizations. This insight may aid in eliminating erroneous judgments based on prior experiences and expectations. However, this understanding is available for developing culturally mandated problem-solving, etiquette, and communication patterns.