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.
Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel continue their conversation with CICC’s Beth Menninga. The focus of this podcast is on language development in our youngest learners. Beth shares about essential ways we all can support a healthy foundation of communication by cueing in to the very simplest interactions and body language of infants. Joint Attention, parallel talk and self-talk are discussed.
In Part 2 of the series on biting behaviors, Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel will offer strategies for both prevention and intervention of biting in early childhood programs.(Length: 11:47)
In this podcast, Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel will look at the reasons behind infant and toddler biting behaviors from a development lens.(Length: 11:32)
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)