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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Strategies for Successful Transitions (Part two)

Strategies for Successful Transitions (Part two)

In Part Two of our discussion on transitions, we will look at some specific strategies for making your transitions more successful. Included in this podcast will be activities to involve children and staff before and during transitions in order to avoid pitfalls around challenging behaviors.

(Length: 9:38)
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The Importance of Planned Transitions (Part one)

The Importance of Planned Transitions (Part one)

Transitions—they can often make or break the day! Planning for the transitions that are a necessary part of the day is key to helping children be successful and for avoiding challenges that might derail that success. But what do planned transitions look like? Listen as expert Priscilla Weigel discusses some tips on charting success.

(Length: 8:16)
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Inclusion: Activities to Promote Belonging (Part two)

Inclusion: Activities to Promote Belonging (Part two)

In Part Two of our discussion on inclusion, we will look at strategies and activities that can help promote inclusion in early childhood programs. While inclusion can be seen as developmentally appropriate practice, it also takes intentionality on the part of teachers and providers to ensure that all children feel included and accepted in the community of child care.

(Length: 11:38)
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Inclusion: The Foundation of Our Practice (Part one)

Inclusion: The Foundation of Our Practice (Part one)

In this podcast, we take a closer look at the DEC and NAEYC Joint Position Statement on Inclusion and how its application can help us promote inclusion within our settings. The important elements of access, participation and supports are basic to the needs of all children and staff and become cornerstones for successful inclusive settings.

(Length: 9:46)
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I’m Mad, I’m Sad: Helping Children with an Emotional Vocabulary

I’m Mad, I’m Sad: Helping Children with an Emotional Vocabulary

Children are often told to ‘use their words’ but in order to do so, they need to have the words that go with their feelings. There are many ways that the early educators can enhance a child’s emotional literacy through books, modeling, and other tools to help children learn to communicate with peers in ways that avoid aggression and promote friendships!

(Length: 11:42)
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Challenging Behavior, Putting the Pause Button Between Impulse and Action

Challenging Behavior, Putting the Pause Button Between Impulse and Action

Often children will struggle with regulating their behaviors and emotions based on a number of factors, including their developmental age. You can help children master this important emotional milestone by giving them the skill sets they need to be successful.

(Length: 10:19)