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  1. Standard 1: Family Centered Approaches
  2. Standard 2: Family Support, Education and Referrals
  3. Standard 3: Encourage Family Connection through Child-Led Play
  4. Standard 4: Cultural Competency and Cultural Safety
  5. Standard 5: Professional and Ethical Conduct
  6. Standard 6: Early Learning and Play-Based Programming
  7. Standard 7: Evaluation & Quality Improvement
  8. Standard 8: Design, Function, Safety and Hygiene of Physical Environment
  9. Standard 9: Partnerships and Collaboration
  10. Standard 10: Governance
  11. Standard 11: Planning, Administration and Information Management
  12. Standard 12: Finance and Risk Management
  13. Standard 13: Human Resources
Lesson 4, Topic 1
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4.1 Culturally Safe Programming

John May 11, 2020
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FRP practices show respect for culture and identity. This includes cultural awareness, cultural sensitivity and cultural competence.

Benchmark Quality Indicators

  • FRP is reflective of the cultural diversity of the community. This may include activities, resources and supplies that reflect a culturally competent reflection of participants, including from local Indigenous communities.
  • FRP offers opportunities for participants to share with children and other parents their values, beliefs, and/or traditions (e.g., related to mealtimes, sleep, roles and responsibilities in childcaring, discipline and other cultural traditions).
  • Staff have access to training in providing culturally appropriate programming, including in areas such as FASD prevention.

Innovation and Promising Practices

  • FRP has a Cultural Competency Policy.
  • FRP is inclusive of all family dynamics including single parents, fathers, cultural diversity, socio-economic diversity, sexual orientation of participants, Indigenous families and new Canadian families.
  • FRP has a Strategic Plan for the agency that includes a cultural component.
  • The FRP supports opportunities for families to lead discussions, workshops and conversations that reflect traditional values, beliefs and experiences that promote holistically healthy children.