Module 5: Cultural Aspects of Working with Families (2/24-3/2)


Module Objectives

In this module you will:

  • Explore the impact of culture on caregiving practices
  • Analyze cultural eating and sleeping situations
  • Identify the difference between following a child’s natural rhythms & establishing a set schedule

Activity #1: Week 5 ECE 209 Survey

We are 1/3 of the way through the semester. Please complete this 6-question anonymous survey to share your feedback about ECE 209:

Activity #2: Exploring Cultural Aspects to Working with Infants & Families

Complete this handout as you:

      • Read Gonzalez-Mena & Bhavnagri (2000)
      • Read Im, Parlakian, & Sanchez (2007)
      • Watch TAPS NQS PLP – Cultural Competency Part 1 (2012)


Link to Gonzalez-Mena & Bhavnagri (2000)

GonzalezMena & Bhavnagri (2000)


Link to Im, Parlakian, & Sanchez (2007)

Im, Parlakian & Sanchez (2007)


Video TAPS NQS PLP- Cultural Competency Part 1 (2012)

Upload the completed handout on Blackboard for ECE 209-Seminar (under ‘Assignments’ in ‘Module 5: Culture Aspects to Working with Families Readings & Video Handout’).

Activity #3: Best Practices for Working with Families who have Infants

What are the best practices for working with families who have infants from the reading and video in this module?  Identify your source (reading or video) as you develop the list.

Your reading may have described families of older children; how can you apply the information to families who have infants?