Podcast: Inclusion Matters

Inclusion Matters is a podcast produced by CICC. Early childhood experts discuss a wide array of important topics for early childhood professionals.

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The Family Child Care Setting: Meeting Varying Needs

The Family Child Care Setting: Meeting Varying Needs

Guest Vicki Thrasher Cronin joins us again to discuss how to meet the needs of unique learners as well as those children with differing physical needs in the family child care setting. Family child care supports varied needs in that it already provides multi-age learning experiences. How do those connect to planning for care of a child with special needs?

(Length: 12:14)
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The Family Child Care Setting: Setting Up the Environment for Success

The Family Child Care Setting: Setting Up the Environment for Success

Guest Vicki Thrasher Cronin gives strategies to provide a family child care environment to care for and educate children with special needs. She shares the essentials of creating an accepting and inclusive environment that supports children of all abilities.

(Length: 10:16)
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Partnering with Parents

Partnering with Parents

Michelle Fallon, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, joins Priscilla Weigel to discuss the ways in which child care providers can promote healthy parent/child and family relationships and how the quality of the relationship between parents and providers can impact the child. 

(Length: 10:10)
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Release of Information

Release of Information

When developing policies around confidential information what type of documentation do you need to have in place to ensure that it is secure?  Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel discuss key components of a Consent to Release Information Form that you should have in place.

(Length: 9:41)
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Data Privacy and Confidentiality

Data Privacy and Confidentiality

Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel discuss scenarios that come up in a child care setting related to confidential data.  What is appropriate for you to share?  The hosts examine the essential factors necessary to review when gathering and sharing private data. 

(Length: 10:00)
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Questions from a Parent: Literacy and School Readiness

Questions from a Parent: Literacy and School Readiness

Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel field questions from the parent of a preschooler. They explain how everyday activities are developing pre-literacy skills helping to prepare children for kindergarten.

(Length: 10:17)