-Greet families in a culturally sensitive manner. For example, some Hispanic families prefer the father to be greeted first, then the mother, and the children last.
-Provide inclusive artwork. For example, murals include children with different skin and hair colors.
-Use linguistically appropriate materials and provide books in English and Spanish.
-Adjust teacher-infant interaction style according to culture. Although most infants who are Hispanic are calmed with quick, repetitive, choppy phrases and back patting, infants who are Latin, for example, are calmed through soft, smooth talking, cradling, and gentle rocking.
-Apply limits to cultural accommodation when necessary. Discuss compromises with parents. For example, some cultures allow infants to eat items they could choke on such as hot dogs. In this case, explain the dangers of certain foods and ask parents to bring alternative snacks.
-Communicate with parents and other family members in your program. You must place a high priority on daily communication about children's progress. In addition,
share with parents how your program and community agencies provide information in such critical areas as child development and nutrition.