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Revisiting and updating the multicultural principles for Head Start programs serving children ages birth to five: Addressing culture and home language in Head Start program systems & services


This document revisits the original Multicultural Principles. The text is organized around each of the 10 Principles, which may be worded slightly differently than the original. In some instances, the language of certain Principles was revised to reflect current usage (e.g., the term components was replaced with the term services) and/or to be consistent with current legislation. Appendix B provides the original 1991 text of the Multicultural Principles. This document revisits each Principle, following a general format that includes: the Highlights of the original Multicultural Principles; a selective Research Review that may include one or more “key implications”;  a Voices from the Head Start Community section presenting one or more examples of actual policies and/or practices from Head Start, Early Head Start, American Indian and Alaska Native or Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs; and one or more Reflective Questions/Activities for programs to consider. (author abstract)

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