Programming for Diversity

Diversity may be defined as the richness of human differences and encompasses socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, geography, ability, age and individual aspects such as personality, learning styles and life experiences. Show Less

At the Huntington Hills Out of School Care Program we feel that diversity of our children and staff is an enhancement to our Program. We feel that it is important to ensure that our programming reflects this diversity. We do this by:

  • Programming that includes and reflects the cultures of the children in our care and their holidays
  • Providing children with diverse resources and materials
  • Ensuring that all activities are adaptable and all children can participate
  • Incorporating children’s input into activities, including having the children educate one another about their different background and culture
  • Allowing for and encouraging expressions of individuality
  • Providing snacks that are inclusive of other cultures
  • Hosting a yearly “Around the World” potluck lunch
  • Accommodating dietary restrictions if food is served during special events