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.
In this podcast, Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel will talk about little boys in early childhood programs. What do they need to be successful and how do educators use their skills to engage them? Boys are a frequent topic when it comes to inclusion consultation; we will share some tips on “What little boys are made of”.(Length: 12:00)
There are many areas of programming where challenging behaviors occur. Group or circle time is often an activity where children can struggle to stay tuned in and adults can be frustrated by not meeting their goals for it. Listen to this podcasts for creative ideas on how to accomplish your goals with group time by thinking outside the box.(Length: 11:07)
The Pyramid Model for supporting social and emotional competence in young children is being promoted in many states. In this podcast, Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel will welcome Dea Anderson to the program to talk about what makes up the framework and how it applies to early childhood practitioners. We will focus this podcast on the foundation of the pyramid which is an effective, well-prepared workforce.(Length: 10:05)
In this podcast, Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel continue their discussion with Dea Anderson, CICC Consultation Coordinator, about the role of a consultant in a child care program. How does consulting differ from coaching and mentoring? How does consultation benefit a teachers, child care providers, and children? Listen to a story about one program’s success with a child with challenging behaviors using an inclusion consultant!(Length: 10:17)
Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel talk with Dea Anderson, CICC Consultation Coordinator, about the how-to’s of Minnesota’s on-site inclusion consultation program. How do you get started? What if you don’t live in Minnesota? We’ll also share other resources with you around inclusive early childhood and school-age programming.(Length: 10:17)
In this podcast, Cindy and Priscilla encourage listeners to have confidence in your skills and abilities to provide an environment that gives children what they need based on developmentally appropriate practice rather than whatever the 'prevailing winds" may be. When it comes to the push for academics, we need to trust our early childhood education and training in what children need most to be successful learners in our environments. We also need to learn to articulate why our practices are part of 'readiness' for children along all their developmental domains.(Length: 10:17)