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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.

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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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Hmong Early Childhood Summit

Hmong Early Childhood Summit

Bao Vang and Dao Xiong of the Hmong Early Childhood Coalition join Inclusion Matters to share information about the upcoming Hmong Early Childhood Summit.  In this episode, we learn about past summits and the purpose of these summits, which is to create awareness, educate and empower Hmong parents, caregivers, and community leaders to access resources and services for school readiness so that Hmong children can enter school ready to learn.

Npaub Vaj thiab Ntaub Xyooj sawv cev ntawm Hmong Early Childhood Coalition koom nrog Inclusion Matters los qhia txog lub Hmong Early Childhood Summit uas yuav muaj tshwm sim tom ntej no.  Nyob rau hauv qhov lus tawm qhia no, peb kawm txog lub summit lossis lub rooj tawm tswv yim txoj kev qhia thiab kev pab yav tas los.  Tsis tas li ntawd, peb yuav kawm ntxiv txog lub hom phiaj uas yog los tsim kom muaj kev paub, kev kawm, thiab kev txhawb nqa cov niam txiv Hmoob, cov kws saib xyuas menyuam, thiab cov coj hauv zej zog kom lawv paub txog cov kev pab npaj menyuam Hmoob ua ntej lawv mus kawm ntawv.

 

(Length: 18: 34)
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Finding Our Calm Supporting One Another During Staffing Shortages

Finding Our Calm Supporting One Another During Staffing Shortages

Join us as we welcome Jacy Nylander, CICC Coaching Lead, as we discuss the current state of the field of early childhood.  As our field experiences the combination of the pandemic and ongoing social inequities it has led to a staffing shortage and in turn, affected how professionals, families, and children are existing in the community together.  We’ll focus on 3 areas that have been greatly impacted, our sense of safety, connection, and self-efficacy. 

 

(Length: 23: 11)
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Safe Supervision: Keeping everyone safe when meltdowns occur

Safe Supervision: Keeping everyone safe when meltdowns occur

We welcome back Sarah Hawley, RN, BSN, PHN of Minnesota Child Care Health Consultants to discuss the important topic of Active Supervision.  The discussion centers around what is meant by Active Supervision, what strategies need to be in place for the safety of all, and what can be done when challenges occur related to behavior in the early childhood setting.

(Length: 26: 16)
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MN Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network

MN Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network

Our guest Dr. Jennifer Hall-Lande, a lead researcher on the MN ADDM Network, invites us into a helpful discussion related to early care and education.  She specializes in research in early identification and prevalence of autism and other developmental disabilities at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration and the Masonic Institute on the Developing Brain (MIDB).  She is also a clinical psychologist and serves as the CDC’s Act Early Ambassador to Minnesota.  Dr. Hall-Lande shares updated information about national autism numbers as well as Minnesota’s prevalence and explains the way this critical information is gathered.  She discusses symptoms of autism and shares ways that the early childhood educator can assist families as they navigate the pathway to diagnosis. 

(Length: 23: 59)