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

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Publication Date: September 2008

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Hannah Matthews

Topic: Education (Education)
Social conditions (Marriage and family life)

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.


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