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.
Inclusion Matters is also available on Spotify, Overcast, Google Podcasts, and Radio Public.
Early Childhood Special Education in Minnesota-Post Covid Realities
In this episode, our guest Danielle Hayden, Supervisor of Early Childhood Special Education at the Minnesota Department of Education joins us to provide an overview of the state of the state as it relates to early intervention across Minnesota in post-Covid realities.
Help Me Grow MN : Helping Families and Helping Early Childhood Professionals
In this episode, we host Anna Paulson, from Region 11 Help Me Grow as she shares the many ways Help Me Grow MN (HMGMN) supports the healthy development of young children. She highlights the way HMGMN enables parents, caregivers, professionals, and others to know when there are child development concerns and who to contact when these concerns arise. An early start can change long-term outcomes for children. Early services can mean fewer or no services later in life. That is the goal. Listen and learn more about the ways Help Me Grow MN meets that goal and supports those caring for young children along the path to success.
Sensory Processing--Evaluation Process
In this podcast, Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel talk with Gina Gibson, Occupational Therapist, Fraser, Minnesota, about what the evaluation process for sensory processing looks for a young child.(Length: 10:38 minutes)
Using Visual Supports in Early Childhood Programs: Part Two
In part 2 of this series on effective use of visual supports in the child care setting, Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel share simple ways to develop and use visual supports for infants and toddlers. They discuss the way these tools support language and learning for our youngest children.
Using Visual Supports in Early Childhood Programs: Part One
In this two part series on effective use of visual supports, Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel discuss the importance of using visuals when creating a positive social emotional and cognitive learning environment for young children. Examples and strategies for introducing and implementing a visual schedule and other visual supports in the early childhood setting are given.(Length: 12:31)
Help Me Grow Part 2-- When I make a referral, what happens next?
Join Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel as they continue their discussion with Jayne Cox-Lindsey, Early Childhood Referral In-Take Specialist. Jayne shares with our listeners the next steps that occur once a child enters the Help Me Grow referral process. An example of a referral success story is shared by Jayne which points out the collaborative process that create success for a child and a family.(Length: 13:29)