Why support diversity in early childhood?

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In recent times, a large emphasis has been placed on supporting diversity in early childhood education. However, it has only recently become apparent that many professionals are unsure why this is necessary.
The existing evidence for supporting cultural and linguistic diversity in children is comprehensive and compelling. Benefits are present at the individual, community and broader social level. Over two-thirds of the world’s population are multilingual. But, in English-dominant countries, the advantages of supporting diversity among children are often unknown or overlooked


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