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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Group Time: Do you Love it or Dread it? (Part 1)

Group Time: Do you Love it or Dread it? (Part 1)

There are many areas of programming where challenging behaviors occur. Group or circle time is often an activity where children can struggle to stay tuned in and adults can be frustrated by not meeting their goals for it. Listen to this podcasts for creative ideas on how to accomplish your goals with group time by thinking outside the box.

(Length: 11:07)
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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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Believe in Yourself as a Professional

Believe in Yourself as a Professional

In this podcast, Cindy and Priscilla encourage listeners to have confidence in your skills and abilities to provide an environment that gives children what they need based on developmentally appropriate practice rather than whatever the 'prevailing winds" may be. When it comes to the push for academics, we need to trust our early childhood education and training in what children need most to be successful learners in our environments. We also need to learn to articulate why our practices are part of 'readiness' for children along all their developmental domains.

(Length: 10:17)
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20. Finding the Joy in Our Profession (Part Two)

20. Finding the Joy in Our Profession (Part Two)

In the second part of our series, we will reflect on finding joy in the early childhood profession. It can be a stressful job, no question about it. How do we find the necessary supports and the self-discovery needed to truly gain the joy of our work? Come and share our discussion about loving what we do.

(Length: 12:30)
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19. Finding the Joy in Children (Part One)

19. Finding the Joy in Children (Part One)

In this first part of a two-part series, we will discuss how important it is to be in the moment with children, remembering the sheer joy of play for children. It can be hard when there is so much emphasis on curriculum and cognitive achievement, but what is more gratifying than the wonder in a child’s eyes when you discover something new together, or the abandoned glee of outdoor play. Let’s remember why we do what we do!

(Length: 10:39)