Publication Date: September 2008
Publisher: Center for Law and Social Policy
Author(s): Hannah Matthews
Research Area: Education; Social conditions
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.