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Podcast: Inclusion Matters

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

Inclusion Matters is also available on Spotify, Overcast, Google Podcasts, and Radio Public.

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Supporting Breast Feeding in Child Care

Supporting Breast Feeding in Child Care

Public Health Nurse and owner of MN Child Care Health Consultants, Sarah Hawley, joins us on this episode to share ways early childhood professionals can create a “breastfeeding friendly” child care setting.  Sarah highlights the health benefits of breastfeeding and the ways that supporting this personal parent decision can enhance the overall setting.

(Length: 21:48)
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Caring for Multi Aged Groups in a Family Child Care Setting

Caring for Multi Aged Groups in a Family Child Care Setting

Kim Woehl, one of our CICC Coaches and a former licensed family child care provider, joins this episode.  Kim has many useful insights as to how to meet the needs of many different children at various ages and stages in the family child care setting.  She shares strategies related to building a flexible yet consistent routine, and tip and tricks that calm chaos and meet varied needs. 

 

(Length: 17:14)
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Help Me Grow MN : Helping Families and Helping Early Childhood Professionals

Help Me Grow MN : Helping Families and Helping Early Childhood Professionals

 In this episode, we host Anna Paulson, from Region 11 Help Me Grow as she shares the many ways Help Me Grow MN (HMGMN)  supports the healthy development of young children.  She highlights the way HMGMN enables parents, caregivers, professionals, and others to know when there are child development concerns and who to contact when these concerns arise.  An early start can change long-term outcomes for children.  Early services can mean fewer or no services later in life.  That is the goal.  Listen and learn more about the ways Help Me Grow MN meets that goal and supports those caring for young children along the path to success.

 

(Length: 19:37)
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Utilizing the MACMH Toolkit for Healing-Centered Practice

Utilizing the MACMH Toolkit for Healing-Centered Practice

In this episode, Priscilla Weigel talks with Infant & Early Childhood Director Lauren Moberg about work the MN Association for Children’s Mental Health has been doing as a part of the MN Preschool Development Grant to support professionals in early care and education in their working with young children and families who have experienced stress and trauma.

To view the toolkit, click HERE

 

(Length: 24:54)
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Encouraging Healthy Foods and Eating Habits

Encouraging Healthy Foods and Eating Habits

Inclusion Matters welcomes back our friend Sarah Hawley of Minnesota Child Care Health Consultants to talk about helping children develop healthy eating patterns.  Sarah shares ways that early childhood educators can set a strong foundation for those in their care by providing opportunities to explore healthy foods and use positive modeling to encourage healthy choices.  She also shares wonderful free resources available to help you plan fun activities and share solid information with families.

(Length: 27: 43)
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Hmong Early Childhood Coalition

Hmong Early Childhood Coalition

Mloog peb ob tus qhua tshwj xeeb Nis Xyooj thiab Zaag Vaaj-Lis, sawv cev ntawm Hmong Early Childhood Coalition, piav txog txoj kev pab thiab kev txhawb nqa tsev neeg Hmoob uas muaj thiab saib xyuas cov menyuam yaus.  Nis thiab Zaag nkawv tau txhawb nqa lub coalition uas muaj lub hom phiaj los txhawb tsev neeg hmoob kom lawv nrhiav tau txoj kev rau cov menyuam Hmoob kom lawv tau kev kawm ntawv ntxov uas muaj nus nqis thiab zoo tshaj.  

Listen as our special guests Nee Xiong and Zang Vang-Lee of the Hmong Early Childhood Coalition share information about this wonderful support and resource for Hmong families caring for young children.  Nee and Zang have been instrumental in building this important coalition whose mission is to empower Hmong families to seek opportunities to ensure that Hmong children have access to quality early childhood education.

 

(Length: 19: 31)
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