Multicultural education recognizes that all children enrich the culture of the classroom through the diversity of their many origins, beliefs, values, and first languages. Children have stories, songs, dances, art traditions, celebrations beliefs, values, and first languages. As such, the program affirms the cultural pluralism which is the essence of world society in general and American society in particular.
The teachers make use of opportunities to integrate this rich cultural diversity into the curriculum and weave it into the fabric of everyday school life to achieve the goals of empathy, respect, and understanding that characterize cultural pluralism.
The principals of multicultural education promote close working relationships among the school, home, and community in order to provide consistent expectations and mutual support. The use of positive role models from the community is an integral and valuable component of promoting multicultural education in the program.