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

22. 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)
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21. When Concerns Arise: Why Developmental Milestones are Important (Part One)

21. When Concerns Arise: Why Developmental Milestones are Important (Part One)

In this series on developmental concerns, we begin by looking at typical developmental milestones as guideposts for understanding how children develop their social, emotional, language, physical, and cognitive skills. Why is this important to the early childhood practitioner? What do we need to know in order to provide developmentally appropriate care?

(Length: 11:34)
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18. Who’s in Control and Why Does it Matter?

18. Who’s in Control and Why Does it Matter?

In this podcast, Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel discuss the struggle that can sometimes arise between the early educator and a child in finding the balance between limit setting and power struggle. Some children can literally ‘run’ the program—how does this happen and how does the staff regain control? Priscilla shares some real life examples that can help shift the balance again.

(Length: 14:08)
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15. Play: Helping Children Who Won’t Stay or Won’t Leave (Part Two)

15. Play: Helping Children Who Won’t Stay or Won’t Leave (Part Two)

Building on the foundation of play skills from Part One, this podcast will examine children who can’t seem to settle into play activities or, conversely, the child who doesn’t want to leave a center or a particular toy. How can the early educator intervene to ensure that a child feels safe and secure but also is building important peer relationships? Inclusion consultant Priscilla Weigel will share some strategies that can help children settle into play.

(Length: 8:40)
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Language Development of Toddlers-- What to Expect and When to be Concerned (Part 2)

Language Development of Toddlers-- What to Expect and When to be Concerned (Part 2)

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)
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Language Development of Infants-- What to Expect and When to be Concerned (Part 1)

Language Development of Infants-- What to Expect and When to be Concerned (Part 1)

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)