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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Adaptability and Mood: How to Help Children with Change

Adaptability and Mood: How to Help Children with Change

Some children have difficulty when it comes to adjusting to attempts to change or influence what they are doing. Change is often hard for many of us when we are doing something we really enjoy! When you also factor in a child’s natural mood, you can find yourself in a struggle with a young child. In this podcast, Cindy and Priscilla will talk about ideas to help children who may struggle with adapting to changes in their world.

(Length: 15:39)
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Activity Level: Children Who Need to Move!

Activity Level: Children Who Need to Move!

Cindy and Priscilla discuss a temperament trait that is commonly associated with challenging behaviors in early childhood settings: activity level. While we often think first about a child who is really busy, children who have a low activity level need adaptations to the environment as well in order to have successful experiences. Listen to this podcasts for some strategies as you think about children and their movement in your programs.

(Length: 14:13)
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Intro to Temperaments: How are Children Wired?

Intro to Temperaments: How are Children Wired?

We will begin a series of podcasts on the major temperament traits that can relate to challenging behaviors at times. In the first podcast, Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel talk about how temperament traits impact each of us as adults including our perceptions and relationships. When we consider children, we need to realize that they also come to us with a unique blend of the 10 temperament traits that influence their interactions with others. The more we understand ourselves and the children we work with, the more likely we will be to avoid some of the challenges that come with the extremes of temperament.

(Length: 14:40)
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Sit Still, Don't Touch, Wait...Are we setting children up for Success?

Sit Still, Don't Touch, Wait...Are we setting children up for Success?

In this podcast, we will continue the last conversation by looking at 4-5 year olds. It is easy at times to see a child’s behavior outside of the context of their age and stage. When we look again at what we are hoping to teach children in a larger sense, we can begin to appreciate some of those challenging behaviors as their way at reaching important milestones.

(Length: 12:35)
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Busy Bodies: 2-3 Years

Busy Bodies: 2-3 Years

In our podcast, we will discuss the joys and challenges of caring for 2 and 3 year olds. Often, what is developmentally appropriate behavior for young children is also what can be most frustrating in our work! Listen to hear some ideas for reframing the way we see typical 2 and 3 year-old interactions.

(Length: 13:23)
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When Concerns Arise: What are Red Flags for Developmental Concerns? (Part Two)

When Concerns Arise: What are Red Flags for Developmental Concerns? (Part Two)

In part two of this series on developmental concerns, we will define what a red flag means as we observe a child’s development. Is it one behavior or a cluster of behaviors? In addition, we will discuss the impact culture may have on developmental milestones as we consider red flags for developmental concerns. Our inclusion consultant, Priscilla Weigel, will share examples from her work with young children.

(Length: 11:34)