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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The Pyramid Model Part II

The Pyramid Model Part II

In the conclusion of the podcast on the Pyramid Model, Priscilla Weigel and Cindy Croft talk to Dea Anderson about the three tiers of Pyramid Model for supporting social and emotional competence in young children. She shares resources on implementing social emotional supports for young children in early childhood settings.

(Length: 14:05)
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37. Emotional Sensitivity

37. Emotional Sensitivity

Emotional sensitivity is the ease or difficulty with which a child responds emotionally to situations. Some children are very sensitive to what is going around them while others seem oblivious to the feelings or mood of peers. How can we help children learn empathetic skills and also learn about their own feelings and how to express themselves to others? This podcast will look at children’s sensitivity levels and how we as professionals can guide them in their relationships with others.

(Length: 15:39)
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33. Activity Level: Children Who Need to Move!

33. Activity Level: Children Who Need to Move!

Cindy and Priscilla discuss a temperament trait that is commonly associated with challenging behaviors in early childhood settings: activity level. While we often think first about a child who is really busy, children who have a low activity level need adaptations to the environment as well in order to have successful experiences. Listen to this podcasts for some strategies as you think about children and their movement in your programs.

(Length: 14:13)
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32. Intro to Temperaments: How are Children Wired?

32. Intro to Temperaments: How are Children Wired?

We will begin a series of podcasts on the major temperament traits that can relate to challenging behaviors at times. In the first podcast, Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel talk about how temperament traits impact each of us as adults including our perceptions and relationships. When we consider children, we need to realize that they also come to us with a unique blend of the 10 temperament traits that influence their interactions with others. The more we understand ourselves and the children we work with, the more likely we will be to avoid some of the challenges that come with the extremes of temperament.

(Length: 14:40)
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The Pyramid Model Part I

The Pyramid Model Part I

The Pyramid Model for supporting social and emotional competence in young children is being promoted in many states. In this podcast, Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel will welcome Dea Anderson to the program to talk about what makes up the framework and how it applies to early childhood practitioners. We will focus this podcast on the foundation of the pyramid which is an effective, well-prepared workforce.

(Length: 10:05)
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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)