Culture Resources



“The Changing Face of the United States: The Influence of Culture on Early Childhood Development”

This resource, published by Zero the Three, synthesizes research on culture and child development, including the influence of culture on early language and cognitive development.

Tools & Assessments

My Values and Attitudes-Self Assessment for Program Administrators

This resource, published by the Georgetown University Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation, may be a useful tool for supervisors and program administrators to reflect on how well they are promoting cultural sensitivity and cultural awareness among staff.

Best Practices

Best Practices for Ethnic, Cultural, and Language Diversity in Intervention Settings

This resource, made available through the Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia, provides guidance for family service workers and in-home early intervention providers. It includes information on typical cultural norms and customs as well as ways of starting and navigating a conversation about culture with a family.

For Children & Families 

Open Doors for Multicultural families provides a variety of linguistic and culturally apt services for families and their children with behavioral and intellectual disabilities. Contains various sources such as for immigrant rights, housing and a newsletter.

A resource for teaching children about diversity and how to appreciate difference in cultures. Includes recommended books to open up discussion between parent and child.

A source for teaching children about cultural diversity, discusses ways to talk about race, religion, family history, etc.