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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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Demystifying Mental Health

Demystifying Mental Health

In this episode (in Somali) Bureeqo Dahir, CICC Coach, and special guest Marian Hassan discuss the importance of understanding Mental Health and the need for communication and information sharing around this important topic.  They also explain how Mental Health affects every aspect of our lives- emotional, psychological, and social well-being; how we feel, think, behave, and relate to others.

(Length: 25:42)
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Somali
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When to Exclude Children from Child Care Due to Illness

When to Exclude Children from Child Care Due to Illness

Our guest Sarah Hawley of Minnesota Child Care Health Consultants is back again for another episode to support healthy child care settings.  Priscilla Weigel and Sarah discuss the common illnesses that require exclusion from child care settings and why.  Policies and communication with families and staff are also discussed as well as illness that does not require exclusion. 

(Length: 23:34)
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Child Care Staffing Crisis: One Site’s Process

Child Care Staffing Crisis: One Site’s Process

Join us for this special episode of Inclusion Matters as we talk with Margaret Mahowld, Director of Calvary Child Care.  She shares her path to hope in the staffing crisis detailing her step by step plan to keep her child care setting open and able to continue to support families.

(Length: 18:10)
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Keeping the Team Safe and Well

Keeping the Team Safe and Well

Public Health Nurse Sarah Hawley, from Minnesota Child Care Health Consultants talks with us about ways to keep the whole team healthy in a child care setting. Staff health directly effects the health of children and their families.  Sarah talks with us about ways we can build a healthy lifestyle and also keep germs at bay in the workplace and keep those germs from spreading to families.

(Length: 25:58)
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The Importance of Health Screening for Young Children

The Importance of Health Screening for Young Children

Inclusion Matters hosts a conversation with Faith Kidder, a Child Health Consultant from the Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) Team at the Minnesota Department of Health.  Faith leads us through a discussion about the importance of early screening for young children and the ways that Minnesota supports this process through many resources like Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT), a federal program to ensure the children who are eligible for Medical assistance receive appropriate timely preventive well child health care.

(Length: 21:30)
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Health Precautions Related to Covid-Updates as of September 29, 2022

Health Precautions Related to Covid-Updates as of September 29, 2022

Our guest, Sarah Hawley, RN, BSN, PHN, shares the most recent updates to the precautions and expectations that child care settings need in place related to the current Covid status.  This episode covers an overview of the CDC’s CURRENT Operational Guidance to Support In-person Learning

 

(Length: 26:26)