In today’s world, nurturing cultural understanding and appreciation from a young age is essential. As children grow and develop, they possess a remarkable capacity to absorb new information and experiences. At Rising Stride, we recognize the significance of cultural immersion in shaping well-rounded individuals. We embrace the richness of global cultures in our programs, allowing infants, toddlers, and preschoolers to embark on a journey of discovery. Through carefully curated materials, engaging activities, and firsthand encounters.
In this blog we will discuss how we integrate cultural education into our programs, tailoring them to different age groups.
Even at their earliest stages of development, infants absorb cultural cues from their environment. We provide infants with enriching resources to stimulate their senses and expose them to the vibrant world around them. Through dolls, toys, fabrics, simple picture books, recorded music, and sensory exploration, our littlest learners experience the sights and sounds of various world cultures. This immersive approach helps lay a strong foundation for cultural understanding and appreciation.
In their constant quest for exploration, toddlers engage with culture on a sensory level. Our program for toddlers incorporates primary source picture books, sensory activities, cooking, crafts, and music to create a multi-sensory experience. By immersing themselves in the sights, sounds, and smells of different regions around the globe, toddlers begin to develop an innate curiosity about the world. With a new focus on a specific world region every two months, our toddlers dive deeply into diverse cultures, fostering a genuine connection with global diversity from a young age.
Embracing Diversity and Building Connections: As children transition to the preschool level, they can critically engage with stories, art, and objects that reflect their heritage while opening windows into new cultures. Our preschool curriculum, children embark on an exciting exploration of different regions of the globe, enabling them to learn about various cultures while connecting with their local community. Our dedicated staff utilizes primary source materials, and open-ended creative projects to provide meaningful interactions with the target culture.
At Rising Stride, our cultural immersion is vital to a child’s holistic development. Cultural immersion helps children develop global awareness, nurtures open mindedness, and enhances their communication skills. Through our comprehensive program, infants, toddlers, and preschoolers embark on a captivating journey, exploring the world of diversity.
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