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Megan Grable

May, 24th 2019

Culturally Responsive Practices Plan
Part Two: Family Perspectives

Interview with Halsey Manes (Mother) Summaries of family member’s Related questions for you to
Child; Tuklus Manes responses consider (Please respond to the
questions below)
General questions about the early learning When looking at the Early learning In thinking about the early learning
setting setting the mother expressed that she setting, what is most important for
In thinking about your child’s experiences in the felt it was important for her children to the child?
early learning setting what is most important to be able to build relationships with A sense of trust and respect, and
you? teacher and also the other kids in the consistent rules that reflect what is
classroom. going on at home.
What are your expectations for your child in Her expectations are learning social skills What are your expectations for the
the early learning setting? and learning how to learn about our child?
culture. As well as building relationships. That she will earn how to be a
What are your expectations of the early respectful and culturally support
learning program? Her expectations of the program are to member of the community
treat the parents and the children with What are your expectations for the
respect and that the program is family?
providing her with a service and expect That the family will take an active
that they will teach the culture and part of the learning.
prepare them for kindergarten. What personal and professional
experiences have shaped your
Seeing the impact that having both
teachers and parent working on the
same common goal can create in a
What values and beliefs do you
think inform your perspectives?
I feel that parents are the child’s
first teacher and we should defer to
them on topics.
Caregiving practices Tuklus is comforted by hugs and loves What are your expectations for the
1. How do you comfort/soothe your child and reassurances that they are safe, child?
when he/she is upset? Mom also mentioned breathing That child should feel respected and
exercises, something she is doing for the supported in the environment
2. Does your child feed him/herself? If so, herself as well. that the is in. she should see items
what methods does he/she use? The children in the home are expected to that look like her reflected in the
3. What is/was your family’s approach to feed themselves. Toilet training is done visual aids used. Items like a poster
toilet training? (e.g., age, approach, when the child shows readiness and is with her family pictures on it and
language used) not pushed into. She wants them to feel dolls and book that feature children
safe around potty training. who look like her.
They wake up fairly early and she feeds What are your expectations for the
them every morning before school. She family?
4. Tell me about your daily routines. makes sure that their hair and clothes I would expect the family to
Include sleep schedules and other always look nice. She shared this was a communicate their needs and
routines hold out from when she was child and wishes with the teachers so that
her parents were the same way. After they teachers better understands
school they often have errands and extra the family.
curricular they do such as swimming or What personal and professional
gymnastics. They go to weekly language experiences have shaped your
classes for Lushootseed and bi weekly perspectives?
Spanish classes in the evenings. On free Having open communication
afternoons they go to the park. between the teachers and parents
always gelps create a more secure
brige between school and home.
Doing the same things in both
places helps the child.
What values and beliefs do you
think inform your perspectives?
I think that when a consistent
phrase or task is asked of a child at
home and at school the child will be
able to master the skill sooner.
Role of language English is the primary language spoken in What are your expectations for the
1. What language(s) are spoken in the the home to communicate, but learning child? I would expect the child to
home? Lushootseed and Spanish is important to have a willingness to learn the
2. What is the child’s home language? Mom and she practices with the children languages and an interest in getting
3. With whom does he/she communicate as much as possible. Right now it is basic to know more about the Suquamish
in this language? directives, animals, numbers and labeling culture.
4. Tell me about the ways you use the items. They hope to expand their What are your expectations for the
child’s home language at home?. vocabulary the more they learn. family?
The family should support the
language development at home just
as much at school and to
communicate what language is
being used and how it should be
used at school.
What personal and professional
experiences have shaped your
Children can pick up words and
languages faster than adults and
constant exposure of many
languages will help the children in
the end.
What values and beliefs do you
think inform your perspectives?
I have seen many children start out
as bilingual when exposed to
different languages consistantly
though their early years.
Discipline Mom mentioned that she wishes they What are your expectations for the
1. In thinking about your child’s behavior, would act better out in public and at child?
what are your expectations? school. She allows them to be a little That the child will attempt to be
more flexible at home then when out in respectful as the parent would like.
2. When your child’s behavior does not public, She shared that she wished that Also that she will follow instraction
meet your expectations, what do you Tuklus wouldn’t repeat behaviors she when given, sustain attention for a
do? observes at school and that they are time period that is appropriate for
working on her learning that she doesn’t her age and use her words with
3. What are your overall goals for your have to act like her friends at school. others.
child’s behaviors? She shared that she gives gentle What are your expectations for the
reminders on how they should be acting family?
when they start to act up. That the parent will enforce the
rules we have at school at home as
well and that we can communicate
what these expectations for the
child should be and agree together.
What personal and professional
experiences have shaped your
When the same expecations are
used at home and at school the
child understand what they shoud
be doing and is able to be more
successful in both places.
What values and beliefs do you
think inform your perspectives?
Know child development, I think
that expecting certain behaviors for
children and requesting they they
try and achieve these behaviors is
appropriate. Adapting what I’m
doing as a n educator to meet these
needs and asking the parents to also
follow these requests at home will
Independence and Interdependence Both of the girls nap each day and take a What are your expectations for the
1. Tell me about your child’s bed time/nap bath prior to bed time. Mom will lay child?
time routine? down with them for a about 30 minutes Children will do tasks that are
to get them to go to sleep. They shre a developmentally appropraie for that
2. What types of things do you expect your bedroom which is down the hall from age, such as putting on own clothes,
child to do for him/herself (e.g., brush Mom’s room. using the bathroom indepentdently,
teeth, put on shoes The girls are expected to dress serving themselves most foods,
themselves, make their bed in the feeding herself, and putting herself
morning, and to clean up after to bed.
3. Does your child have any responsibilities themselves. Tukklus will help with the What are your expectations for the
at home (e.g, putting things away)? dishes for a rewards or allowance. family?
That she will push te children to do
a little bit more than they are
capable of now. To scaffold the
tasks that are asked of them but not
so much as they not able to be
What personal and professional
experiences have shaped your
Children want to be independent
and do things for themselves.
Providing ways that they can be
successful will help this.
What values and beliefs do you
think inform your perspectives?
Being asked to do many tasks on my
own from a young age and seeing
how successful children can be
when you give them a chore if
broken down into smaller steps.
Learning and Development Mom hopes that Tuklus will learn how to What are your expectations for the
1. What do you expect your child to learn treat other people, to care for others and child?
this year? to be patient. She is working on teaching I expect the child to have a
them that we don’t understand what willingness and an eagerness to
2. How do you believe children learn? others are going through and to have learn in the classroom.
compassion. What are your expectations for the
3. What do you expect from your child’s She feels that children learn better family?
teacher/caregiver? through doing things repeatedly and That the parent will reinforce
with reminders on how to do tasks. lessons at home that are being
4. What is your role in your child’s learning Her expectations of the teachers are to taught at school.
and development teach the same things at home and at What personal and professional
school, reinforcing ideas. To experiences have shaped your
communicate what is being worked on perspectives?
so they can reflect each other. And no TV Knowledge of child development
should be in classrooms. and teaching for many years in a
Mom feels that she is the children’s first classroom.
teacher, and that it takes a village to What values and beliefs do you
raise children. She is teaching them and think inform your perspectives?
others are teaching her how to do things. I think that all children have an
eagerness to learn new things and
come into the world as a blank slate
on which we are able to teach.
Communication with Adults Physical affection is common in the What are your expectations for the
1. What are some common greetings or home, with lots of smiles and hugs. The child?
interactions you use at home? children feel comfortable going and That children feel comfortable
sitting with mom. When I arrived she was communicating in the classroom,
sitting on the floor with the girls having a that they learn what is a good
2. Are there times when you encourage tea party. volume to talk and who is a safe
your child to talk (e.g., at meals)? Are Children are allowed to talk at times, person to talk to.
there times when you encourage your with the only caveat being their volume What personal and professional
child to be quiet (e.g., at meals, while needs to be at a respectable level. She is experiences have shaped your
adults are talking) working on the concept of “inside perspectives?
voices” with them. She is okay with first Children have their own voices and
3. How do you expect your child to names, but is teaching them to put Ms. should be allowed the space to talk
address adults who are not family Or Mr. before the first name. and to he truly heard. Ta the same
members (e.g., by first name) She is also working on the concept of not time learning about proper places to
trying to talk with everyone around them talk and at what volume is
4. In your family, are there ways of in public, as both girls are outgoing. important. In the library we
communicating that are considered Interrupting is the only other things they whisper, outside on the playground
disrespectful? are working on. we can yell. Learning context.
What values and beliefs do you
think inform your perspectives?
Children learn context fairly quickly
and teaching them the correct way
you communicate in the world will
help give them their voice and allow
them to use it appropriately.
Additional questions to support CLR Practices Mom was raised off the reservation in
1. How do you identify yourself culturally? Ohio for many years. While she knew she
was native American, she did not know
2. What role does your home culture play the culture instead being raised in an
in your family life? Italian Catholic family which included
many cousins. She moved to Suquamish
3. What about your culture would be when she was 18 to live with her Aunt on
helpful for me to know? her father’s side. At this time, she began
to embrace her Suquamish Culture. She
4. Do you have any customs that you has since thrown herself into learning as
would like me to know about to be able much as she can. She wants to raise the
to care for and teach your child? girls in a more native setting with more
traditional teachings.
5. What are some of the core values of She participates in language classes, the
your culture? Which are most canoe journey, and learning the songs.
important to you? She shares that it’s important to ask
questions about culture and to come
from a place of respect when talking
6. Which, if any, of the holidays do you about it.
celebrate have special cultural or She feels that it’s important to bring the
religious significance? How would you culture into everyday experiences with
like your family’s holidays into our the morning blessing, drumming, and
program? counting in Lushootseed happening
every day and being common place.
She feel the most important take way is
to have respect for others, as well as
being open minded.
She shares that on days that honor
Native Culture such as Sovereignty day
that she spends the day outside doing
things that give back to the community
such as collecting garbage on the beach.