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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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Welcoming Babies! Partnering with Parents to Ease the Transition to Child Care

Welcoming Babies! Partnering with Parents to Ease the Transition to Child Care

How do we welcome babies and their families into our childcare programs? Join Beth Menninga, RBPD Manager at CICC, as she talks with Sheryl Warner, Family Child Care Provider, as Sheryl describes her walk with parents and babies who are coming to her childcare program for the first time. Attending to parenting approaches; ongoing conversation and coordination; helping children adapt to new routines; self-awareness and tenderness are all discussed as a part of establishing the relationship with families as a key element to welcoming babies.

(Length: 21:52)
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Child Care Aware- Families Seeking Child Care for Children with Unique Needs

Child Care Aware- Families Seeking Child Care for Children with Unique Needs

Deb Spaeth continues the conversation with Priscilla Weigel and they discuss the resources available for families searching for a good child care fit for their child with unique needs.

(Length: 9:51)
Topics:
Family, Inclusion
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Child Care Aware- Information for Families Seeking Child Care

Child Care Aware- Information for Families Seeking Child Care

CICC welcomes Deb Spaeth, Child Care Information Specialist and Outreach Coordinator for Child Care Aware of Minnesota.   The Parent Tool Kit is highlighted which is available free to families seeking a child care placement for their child.  

(Length: 10:44)
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Partnering with Parents--Healthy and Supportive Boundaries

Partnering with Parents--Healthy and Supportive Boundaries

Michele Fallon, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, joins Priscilla Weigel to continue their discussion about partnering with families.  The focus of this podcast communicates the way healthy boundaries relate to the significant partnership with a parent.  Tips are shared for ways to build connection.

(Length: 10:10)
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Partnering with Parents--Building a Supportive Relationship

Partnering with Parents--Building a Supportive Relationship

Priscilla Weigel spends time with Michele Fallon, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant discussing the essential connection with families when you are caring for young children.  The two examine ways to provide parents the opportunity to be heard and supported, in order to build healthy foundations.

(Length: 9:09)
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Family
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Partnering with Parents--Cultivating Relationship

Partnering with Parents--Cultivating Relationship

Michelle Fallon, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, joins Priscilla Weigel to discuss the ways in which child care providers can promote healthy parent/child and family relationships and how the quality of the relationship between parents and providers can impact the child. 

(Length: 10:10)
Topics:
Family