The multicultural society has inevitably led to the coexistence of people from different worlds and with mentalities, traditions and habits that may diverge significantly from those to which we usually refer. The multicultural reality has not yet been accepted by all and even less valued. So we need to find those roads that can promote the growth of an open mentality able to welcome diversity and to create a real intercultural dimension. Since in a cross-cultural context the relational dimension acquires a particular importance, it is essential to consider the social dimension of the child and the role of the educational figures that revolve around him. In order to clarify the issues that may arise in the integration of foreign children, I want to emphasize how crucial the role of the educator is in facilitating their academic inclusion. For the purposes of the current analysis, I adopted the method of theoretical research and I examined the extensive literature on the subject. © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. Peer-review under responsibility of Academic World Education and Research Center.