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.
As we continue a conversation about expulsion in early childhood, Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel will describe the unique Minnesota program called Inclusion Coaching offered through the Center for Inclusive Child Care. This program is a support that can help prevent expulsion and suspension.(Length: 12:59)
In part two of our discussion Cindy Croft and Priscilla continue their discussion of effective discipline by giving us ten guidelines to follow. These guidelines support the fact that young children are still developing and gaining understanding of the world around them. They are often mistaken in their behavior of choice and need the love and understanding of an adult who cares and is patient with them as they develop tools for interacting.(Length: 14:47)
In this Podcast Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel discuss the difference between punishment and discipline. Our hosts share the ways we as caregivers can support learning in children by using positive guidance and discipline techniques. Reasons to focus on positive discipline techniques are discussed.(Length: 11:44)
In the second part of our series on using therapeutic language with young children, Colleen Dockendorf is a guest speaker with Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel. She will discuss specific ways to use therapeutic language as a philosophical framework to help you transform your interactions with children. Please listen for some practical ways to promote emotional literacy in young children, particularly those who need to communicate 'big' feelings.(Length: 13:43)
Cindy Croft, Priscilla Weigel and guest Colleen Dockendorf discuss this positive and intentional tool for calming dysregulation in young children. In the two-part podcast series, we will discuss the definition of therapeutic language and how benefits children in their social emotional development. In particular, we will discuss situations where our words can diffuse a situation for young children and help them feel safe and secure.(Length: 12:19)