Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Human Development & Family Science


The capstone project will be centered on teaching about diversity and inclusion to four to five-year-old children in a predominantly Latino elementary school. There is a lack of cultural, racial, and family representation in the early childhood curriculum which makes it difficult for some students to establish their identity and sense of belonging in school. The lack of diverse representations also makes it difficult to instill compassion, kindness, and empathy in multicultural and other diverse settings. To help with the problem, the installation of an anti-bias curriculum can lead to the creation of a community that supports all dimensions of human differences. Therefore, I developed three lessons for kindergarten children that promote appreciating diversity and treating people with respect regardless of their background. To start I will have a subtopic about family diversity centering on the different shapes and sizes of family variety. Then I will implement a lesson on cultural diversity by showcasing worldwide celebrations. Lastly, a subtopic on skin color will focus on why people have different skin tones. These three activities will generally focus on the acceptance of others to increase children’s development of inclusiveness. This will take place in Landmark Elementary in Watsonville with a group of primarily Latino kindergarten students.