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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Six Acquired Strengths for Children’s Mental Health: Awareness, Tolerance, and Respect (Part 3)

Six Acquired Strengths for Children’s Mental Health: Awareness, Tolerance, and Respect (Part 3)

In the final podcast of Dr. Perry’s Six Acquired Strengths, Priscilla Weigel and Cindy Croft will offer strategies for promoting awareness, tolerance, and respect in young children as they grow, develop, and reach their full potential. We want children to have friends, accept differences, and appreciate diversity in their world. The early childhood community can do many things to support children in these important emotional milestones.

(Length: 10:44)
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Six Acquired Strengths for Children’s Mental Health: Self Regulation and Affiliation (Part 2)

Six Acquired Strengths for Children’s Mental Health: Self Regulation and Affiliation (Part 2)

In Part 2 of Dr. Perry’s Six Acquired Strengths, we will discuss the importance of self regulation in preschoolers and its impact on social skill development. These two emotional milestones are essential to a young child’s learning and success now and later in life. You can do much to enhance their mastery of these ‘strengths’!

(Length: 11:37)
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Six Acquired Strengths for Children’s Mental Health: Attachment (Part 1)

Six Acquired Strengths for Children’s Mental Health: Attachment (Part 1)

In this podcast, Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel will discuss children’s mental health and Dr. Bruce Perry’s Six Acquired Strengths for emotional development in young children. We begin the discussion with attachment as the foundation for a child’s positive mental health. Listen to discover ways that early educators can build the responsive relationship by tuning in to children.

(Length: 8:28)
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New Spin on Challenging Behaviors

New Spin on Challenging Behaviors

Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel lay out a three-pronged approach for setting staff up for success when it comes to children’s behavior challenges. We know that children experiment with behaviors as a way to grow and learn so preparing for what will inevitably occur is a good tool in preventing staff anxiety when issues arise. We will talk about Plan, Prepare, and Support!

(Length: 14:33)
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Creativity: Looking for Children’s Cues

Creativity: Looking for Children’s Cues

In this podcast, Priscilla Weigel and Cindy Croft will discuss children who can present challenges to us by their engagement. Some children are eager to participate in activities and others may need social prompting and encouragement in order to join in the fun. Children show creativity in many ways that can differ from our ideas; we need to read their cues to see when they need some help and when we need to follow their lead!

(Length: 14:33)
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Meal Time: Magic or Mayhem? (Part 3)

Meal Time: Magic or Mayhem? (Part 3)

In the conclusion of our series on daily activities in child care programs, we will talk about the benefits to children with and without disabilities that come from meal time. This is another area of the day when challenging behaviors can take our focus from what we are trying to accomplish like community-building, sharing, emotional regulation and other skills. What can you do when a child who eats more slowly? What about a child who takes someone else’s food? Listen to this lively discussion of the important part of the day.

(Length: 14:51)