This in-depth exploration discusses the need for addressing diversity and multicultural realities in the classroom from a global perspective. De Melendez and Beck's TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN IN MULTICULTURAL CLASSROOMS: ISSUES, CONCEPTS, AND STRATEGIES, 6th EDITION, prepares you with the necessary knowledge, skills and strategies to create a developmentally appropriate, respectful and culturally responsive classroom and teaching environment. You'll find practical information and strategies that you can apply to classroom practice for young children. You'll learn to create engaging equitable learning experiences and how to establish respectful relationships between the school, community and family as essential partners that influence a child's success. Questions about non-traditional parents, addressing the well-being and learning needs of young children who are learning a second language, and supporting practices for a child with exceptionalities are also discussed.