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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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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Six Acquired Strengths for Children’s Mental Health: Awareness, Tolerance, and Respect (Part 3)

Six Acquired Strengths for Children’s Mental Health: Awareness, Tolerance, and Respect (Part 3)

In the final podcast of Dr. Perry’s Six Acquired Strengths, Priscilla Weigel and Cindy Croft will offer strategies for promoting awareness, tolerance, and respect in young children as they grow, develop, and reach their full potential. We want children to have friends, accept differences, and appreciate diversity in their world. The early childhood community can do many things to support children in these important emotional milestones.

(Length: 10:44)
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Six Acquired Strengths for Children’s Mental Health: Self Regulation and Affiliation (Part 2)

Six Acquired Strengths for Children’s Mental Health: Self Regulation and Affiliation (Part 2)

In Part 2 of Dr. Perry’s Six Acquired Strengths, we will discuss the importance of self regulation in preschoolers and its impact on social skill development. These two emotional milestones are essential to a young child’s learning and success now and later in life. You can do much to enhance their mastery of these ‘strengths’!

(Length: 11:37)
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Six Acquired Strengths for Children’s Mental Health: Attachment (Part 1)

Six Acquired Strengths for Children’s Mental Health: Attachment (Part 1)

In this podcast, Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel will discuss children’s mental health and Dr. Bruce Perry’s Six Acquired Strengths for emotional development in young children. We begin the discussion with attachment as the foundation for a child’s positive mental health. Listen to discover ways that early educators can build the responsive relationship by tuning in to children.

(Length: 8:28)
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Creativity: Looking for Children’s Cues

Creativity: Looking for Children’s Cues

In this podcast, Priscilla Weigel and Cindy Croft will discuss children who can present challenges to us by their engagement. Some children are eager to participate in activities and others may need social prompting and encouragement in order to join in the fun. Children show creativity in many ways that can differ from our ideas; we need to read their cues to see when they need some help and when we need to follow their lead!

(Length: 14:33)
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Frogs, Snails, and Puppy Dog Tails

Frogs, Snails, and Puppy Dog Tails

In this podcast, Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel will talk about little boys in early childhood programs. What do they need to be successful and how do educators use their skills to engage them? Boys are a frequent topic when it comes to inclusion consultation; we will share some tips on “What little boys are made of”.

(Length: 12:00)