Supporting a Diverse and Culturally Competent Workforce: Research-Based Rationale


Publication Date: September 2008

Publisher: Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Hannah Matthews

Research Area: Education; Social conditions

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This rationale presents research on babies’ and toddlers’ cultural identity and language skills as part of healthy development and how a diverse and culturally competent child care workforce can support children’s development. As part of the Charting Progress for Babies in Child Care project, this rationale supports the Policy Framework’s Recommendation #5: Recruit, maintain, and support diverse infant and toddler providers and caregivers.