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Our Multi-Cultural Philosophy

The multi-cultural curriculum of Central Co-Operative Nursery School will be integrated through the school year in a variety of ways:
• ethnic and racial diversity
• differences and similarities between girls and boys
• differences and similarities between old and young
• differences and similarities between persons with and without disabilities.

We will introduce multi-cultural curriculum with me and family weeks by discussing the diversity of the children enrolled in the school, and allowing the children to understand the similarities and differences between themselves and others in the school, and the community in general.

Holidays that we will celebrate at Central Co-Op include:

  • Halloween
  • Divali
  • Thanksgiving
  • Kwanzaa
  • Hanukah
  • Christmas
  • Chinese New Year
  • Valentine’s Day
  • And many more

Traditions and cultures of Native Americans will be discussed during the year, as well.

Our December holiday policy will stress celebrating the diversity and similarities between various cultures and religions. We will integrate all the cultures that may or may not be represented by children enrolled in the school. We will allow each child to share his or her traditions and cultural heritage.

Common themes to be shared among all cultures are: caring for each other, sharing, a sense of community, light, candles, doing things for one another. These should be emphasized. Holidays will be discussed in non-religious ways.