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Naeyc Accreditation Standard 2J.2

  • 1.  Naeyc Accreditation Standard 2J.2

    Posted 05-04-2021 04:18 PM
    Anyone willing to share how they met the following standard:

    Children have chances to appreciate culturally diverse dramatic arts in their learning environment

    Working with a program that needs more examples than I was able to provide.

    Lisa Schultz
    First Up

  • 2.  RE: Naeyc Accreditation Standard 2J.2

    Posted 05-04-2021 06:53 PM

    I think for children to have many open-ended opportunities and materials to express themselves creatively through
    music, drama, dance, and two- and three-dimensional visual arts.
    My approach is to create a learning area that is just with all kinds of instruments, and movement streamers.  Also, playing songs and having a space that is just for dancing.  try using different opportunities during transitions, and give children an instrument to play.  Mostly I design the environment to include a greater amount of materials and toys, while teaching the children to put it away when they are done.

    Melanie Smith
    The Preschool Doctor

  • 3.  RE: Naeyc Accreditation Standard 2J.2

    Posted 05-04-2021 07:13 PM
    Thanks for the response. However, I was looking more for how to meet that criteria in relationship to this piece of the standard. Examples would be nice: "culturally diverse dramatic arts ". I understand how to provide activities that support dramatic arts, but can you provide me with examples of culturally diverse dramatic arts?

    Lisa Schultz
    First Up
    Philadelphia PA

  • 4.  RE: Naeyc Accreditation Standard 2J.2

    Posted 05-06-2021 03:16 PM
    Iʻm not sure if the Standard numbers changed, but this is what I have for 2J.7– Show two lesson plans that help children appreciate dramatic arts from different cultures.

    Catherine Awong
    Mililani Presbyterian Preschool
    Mililani, HI, USA

  • 5.  RE: Naeyc Accreditation Standard 2J.2

    Posted 05-05-2021 08:25 AM
    We include different foods in our house area - Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Italian, Mexican, etc. We have a wok to use. We also find clothing items for different cultures - shoes, hats, shirts, skirts, etc. We have more of a Hispanic influence since we have many Hispanic chidren. We re-enact special holidays important to different cultures. Just a few examples.

    Sue Miller
    team leader
    Child Development Center
    Remsen IA

  • 6.  RE: Naeyc Accreditation Standard 2J.2

    Posted 05-05-2021 09:17 AM
    Hi, Lisa-

    One way we were able to meet this criteria was to have a local college present "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as a puppet show to our children ages 3-6.  They actually contacted us as it was a project for them because one of the college students worked part-time for us..  Maybe there are local colleges or theater groups in you area that would do this type of "indoor field trip" experience for your children?  Hope this helps a bit...

    -Jane Marquis :)

    Jane Marquis
    Chilc Care Coordinator
    Early Childhood Adventures Program @the Nashua Adult Learning Center
    Nashua NH

  • 7.  RE: Naeyc Accreditation Standard 2J.2

    Posted 05-06-2021 07:04 AM
    Hi Lisa:

    You can also consider providing:
    • multicultural puppets for the children to use
    • flannelboard stories of folk tales from different cultures for the children to use and act out in the literacy center
    • diverse multicultural little people figurines for your block area and dollhouse
    • a pretend hair salon in dramatic play where there are many different visuals of hair styles to choose from and empty hair care product containers

    Kristen Kennen
    Early Childhood Education Specialist
    Danbury, CT

  • 8.  RE: Naeyc Accreditation Standard 2J.2

    Posted 05-06-2021 12:20 PM

    Yes-  Multi-culture dress up clothes- Discount School supply I think!  The child can dress up and dance ,


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  • 9.  RE: Naeyc Accreditation Standard 2J.2

    Posted 05-07-2021 02:20 PM

    Good afternoon,
    I have approached this subject several times in different centers. Sometimes I think we often over think this. We found a website that showed us how to make simple rain sticks and sat down and made some of those to keep in the classroom. We have different CD's with multicultural music on them and the children can play them when they would like. We just googled pictures of children from other cultures dancing and playing their instruments. We also had days where would create what the children thought that different foods from different cultures looked like in art with clay and then moved it to dramatic play. We had restaurant week in dramatic play and had plastic Asian foods and Hispanic foods in our restaurant. They music one is super easy. There is also opportunities during computer center for them to view videos from other cultures. 

    I hope this helps. 

    Amanda Roy
    Preschool Teacher
    Harmony's House
    Stafford VA