CASTL Research Brief: Predicting Acceptance of Diversity in Pre-Kindergarten Classrooms

AUTHORS: Kay Sanders & Jason T. Downer



Given the increasing ethnic and language diversity within the United States, this study examined practices that acknowledge and promote diversity in pre-Kindergarten classrooms. Findings indicate that acceptance of diversity is a component of positive environments for young children, particularly in classrooms with high poverty levels where there is ethnic and linguistic diversity.