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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36. Intensity: I Want Your Energy!

36. Intensity: I Want Your Energy!

Intensity as a temperament trait is all about the amount of energy a child uses to express his emotions, and we know that some children cry, talk, and laugh more loudly than anyone else in the program! We want to honor this natural trait in children for the good things about high intensity while also giving children tools for impulse control and friendship skills. Join Priscilla and Cindy as they discuss children with high intensity and the energy they seek from others.

(Length: 15:39)
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35. Run Away or Run into Your Arms: Slow to Approach/Withdraw

35. Run Away or Run into Your Arms: Slow to Approach/Withdraw

A child’s initial tendency to respond to a new experience, new person, or new environment can be either ‘arms open wide’ or ‘wait-and-see’. Both types of approaches need our guidance as early childhood professionals to be sure that children are getting the social interactions they need to be successful and validation for their sense of self-esteem. If you work with either or both of these temperaments, you’ll want to listen to this engaging podcast.

(Length: 15:39)
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34. Adaptability and Mood: How to Help Children with Change

34. Adaptability and Mood: How to Help Children with Change

Some children have difficulty when it comes to adjusting to attempts to change or influence what they are doing. Change is often hard for many of us when we are doing something we really enjoy! When you also factor in a child’s natural mood, you can find yourself in a struggle with a young child. In this podcast, Cindy and Priscilla will talk about ideas to help children who may struggle with adapting to changes in their world.

(Length: 15:39)
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28. Sit Still, Don't Touch, Wait...Are we setting children up for Success?

28. Sit Still, Don't Touch, Wait...Are we setting children up for Success?

In this podcast, we will continue the last conversation by looking at 4-5 year olds. It is easy at times to see a child’s behavior outside of the context of their age and stage. When we look again at what we are hoping to teach children in a larger sense, we can begin to appreciate some of those challenging behaviors as their way at reaching important milestones.

(Length: 12:35)
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39. Frogs, Snails, and Puppy Dog Tails

39. Frogs, Snails, and Puppy Dog Tails

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)
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Group Time: Do you Love it or Dread it? (Part 1)

Group Time: Do you Love it or Dread it? (Part 1)

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)