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Podcast: Inclusion Matters

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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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Encouraging Healthy Foods and Eating Habits

Encouraging Healthy Foods and Eating Habits

Inclusion Matters welcomes back our friend Sarah Hawley of Minnesota Child Care Health Consultants to talk about helping children develop healthy eating patterns.  Sarah shares ways that early childhood educators can set a strong foundation for those in their care by providing opportunities to explore healthy foods and use positive modeling to encourage healthy choices.  She also shares wonderful free resources available to help you plan fun activities and share solid information with families.

(Length: 27: 43)
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Getting Your Team on the Same Page with Health & Safety Procedures Part 2

Getting Your Team on the Same Page with Health & Safety Procedures Part 2

Sarah Hawley of Minnesota Child Care Health Consultants joins us again to elaborate on ways to create ongoing training methods that help ensure quality and safe care for all children in a child care setting.  Our discussion focuses on simple ways leadership can set up routines that provide opportunities for your team to learn together and elaborates on the ways that this process can help retain staff. 

(Length: 18:37)
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Getting Your Team on the Same Page with Health & Safety Procedures Part 1

Getting Your Team on the Same Page with Health & Safety Procedures Part 1

Listen in as our guest, Public Health Nurse Sarah Hawley, of Minnesota Child Care Health Consultants, discusses ways to implement good procedures that will help ensure that your team is well trained in health and safety protocols. Sarah shares suggestions for implementing a training process that reinforces and reminds regularly so that your health and safety procedures are consistent across the whole team.

(Length: 17:37)
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Setting Up the Environment to Meet the Physical Needs of All Children: Part Three

Setting Up the Environment to Meet the Physical Needs of All Children: Part Three

Priscilla Weigel and Vicki Thrasher Cronin end this series with an overview of ways to support parents understanding of their child"s temperament and learning style and how more activity infused through the day can be beneficial.  They also discuss building that supportive relationship with parents and how they can help facilitate positive change long term through referral and evaluation.

(Length: 15:16)
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Setting Up the Environment to Meet the Physical Needs of All Children: Part Two

Setting Up the Environment to Meet the Physical Needs of All Children: Part Two

Priscilla Weigel and Vicki Thrasher Cronin continue their discussion of providing more physical movement by discussing what was needed to change the existing space and how the whole center helped make this idea a reality.

(Length: 16:27)
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Setting Up the Environment to Meet the Physical Needs of All Children: Part One

Setting Up the Environment to Meet the Physical Needs of All Children: Part One

Priscilla Weigel and special guest Vicki Thrasher Cronin discuss a child care setting that needed help with providing more physical activity and space for the children in their care. This three part series walks through the process of transformation.  Part 1 of this series focuses on the need for this group of children to participate in more rough and tumble play and how the process of creating these opportunities began.

(Length: 16:07)