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 hosts Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel begin a 3-part series sharing conversation with a young mom, Kimberly, who is first-time parent of a toddler. She asks the hosts questions about development, screen time, sleep, bedtime and nap routines, and mealtimes. Cindy and Priscilla share their answers using information from the latest research and they also share resources that can provide listeners with more information.(Length: 15:20)
In the second part of our series on Infant and Toddler Development Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel continue their discussion of language milestones looking at the amazing period of 12 month-24 months. This time of incredible growth in communication skills sets the foundation for later learning and social interaction. Information about typical skills is shared as well as those things that cause us as caregivers to be concerned. The hosts share ways to encourage language through our interaction and engagement with toddlers.(Length: 14:20)
In the first part of our series on Infant and Toddler Development Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel discuss critical milestones in an infant’s language development. Our hosts discuss common things to look for at the stages of 3 months through 1 year and highlight some concerns that would require further investigation. We will also talk about the ways child care providers and parents can encourage language development at this important age.(Length: 13:59)
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)
Change is inevitable in life. Young children experience many changes in their young lives. Join Priscilla Weigel and Dea Anderson as they share useful tips that provide stability for children transitioning to a new group setting within their child care environments.(Length: 09:19)