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.
The CICC begins a 3-part series on attachment of infants and toddlers and the role that early educators play in this important emotional milestone. Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel welcome Dea Anderson as a guest speaker on the topic of attachment as we discuss the responsive relationship between caregiver and child.(Length: 12:22)
In this podcast, Cindy Croft, Priscilla Weigel, and Dea Anderson explore the foundations of toddler development. Using the lens of developmentally appropriate practice, we will look at expectations of these young ones and set the stage for discussing challenges from behaviors in Part Two.(Length: 10:16)
Parents may struggle with the idea of ‘cry it out’ when getting ready to put their infant in child care. In this podcast, Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel share insights with Dea Anderson on how child care providers can support parents as they both build responsive relationship with infants. Tips include building a consistent routine for infants to meet their developmental needs.(Length: 12:00)
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)
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)
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)