Using the Cultural Wealth of Families to Create Meaningful Learning Contexts for Children
Programs that actively seek out and embrace learning from families are able to create learning contexts that are responsive and meaningful to children. The cultural wealth of families includes their language, their values, and their lived experiences. In this session, participants will learn how children’s understanding of their selves, family, community, and place can be used in the early education classroom. Additionally, how the formative assessment process can be used to support developing meaningful partnerships with parents in which everyone is working together to ensure that children gain optimal benefits from their early learning experiences.