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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 Importance of Planned Transitions

The Importance of Planned Transitions

Planning is essential when you are setting children up to move through a transition. Priscilla Weigel and Brenda Lowe discuss three steps to help you determine if a transition needs to stay or go in the schedule of your day.

(Length: 9:30)
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Change Happens-- Transitions within your Child Care Setting

Change Happens-- Transitions within your Child Care Setting

Priscilla Weigel and Brenda Lowe discuss the need for transitions as a planned part of the day. The two share about the behaviors that can occur during a transitions and how understanding and observation can help you decide whether all of your transitions are necessary.

(Length: 10:29)
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Inclusion Part 2- Promoting a Sense of Belonging

Inclusion Part 2- Promoting a Sense of Belonging

What do you need to have in place to welcome and provide nurturing care to all children? Priscilla Weigel and CICC coach Kris Hellwig walk through some of the essential components that create success for all children, regardless of their needs. They discuss ways to set up your environment, teach tools and activities, and answer questions honestly and clearly. 

(Length: 9:58)
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Inclusion Part 1- The Foundation of Our Practice

Inclusion Part 1- The Foundation of Our Practice

Priscilla Weigel and CICC Inclusion Coach Kris Hellwig discuss ways that you can build an inclusive foundation in your child care setting. Kris shares her perspective as a seasoned coach and as a parent of a child with special needs, allowing the listener insight into both sides of this important relationship of care. The two expand on the importance of acknowledging differences and discuss ways you can do that through modeling and reassurance.

(Length: 9:51)
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Center for Inclusive Child Care Coaching Part 3- Continuous Quality

Center for Inclusive Child Care Coaching Part 3- Continuous Quality

Priscilla Weigel wraps up this three part series highlighting the CICC coaching process with guests, Dana Ellingson and Jackie Johnson, both CICC coaches.  They review the coaching model and discuss the way a coaching partnership wraps up.  Relationships of support are emphasized throughout the coaching process so the three converse about how those essential relationships are sustained and how the CICC Continuous Quality Improvement Plan plays a major role in building long term sustainability of new skills and strategies.

(Length: 9:40)
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Center for Inclusive Child Care Coaching Part 2- Goals and Action Plan

Center for Inclusive Child Care Coaching Part 2- Goals and Action Plan

In part two of her conversation with CICC coaches Dana Ellingson and Jackie Johnson, Priscilla Weigel asks about goal setting and mapping out the plan for success in the coaching relationship. The CICC Continuous Quality Improvement Plan is highlighted. 

(Length: 10:30)