Join us as we learn about Parent Aware from our guest, Katie Hoffman, Director of Quality Improvement at Child Care Aware of Minnesota. We walk through the history, the principles, and the many benefits of becoming a Parent Aware Rated child care program.(Length: 24:33)
Public Health Nurse and owner of MN Child Care Health Consultants, Sarah Hawley, joins us on this episode to share ways early childhood professionals can create a “breastfeeding friendly” child care setting. Sarah highlights the health benefits of breastfeeding and the ways that supporting this personal parent decision can enhance the overall setting.(Length: 21:48)
Kim Woehl, one of our CICC Coaches and a former licensed family child care provider, joins this episode. Kim has many useful insights as to how to meet the needs of many different children at various ages and stages in the family child care setting. She shares strategies related to building a flexible yet consistent routine, and tip and tricks that calm chaos and meet varied needs.
In this episode, we host Anna Paulson, from Region 11 Help Me Grow as she shares the many ways Help Me Grow MN (HMGMN) supports the healthy development of young children. She highlights the way HMGMN enables parents, caregivers, professionals, and others to know when there are child development concerns and who to contact when these concerns arise. An early start can change long-term outcomes for children. Early services can mean fewer or no services later in life. That is the goal. Listen and learn more about the ways Help Me Grow MN meets that goal and supports those caring for young children along the path to success.
In this episode, Priscilla Weigel talks with MACMH Infant & Early Childhood Director Lauren Moberg about work the MN Association for Children’s Mental Health has been doing as a part of the MN Preschool Development Grant to support professionals in early care and education in their working with young children and families who have experienced stress and trauma.
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Inclusion Matters welcomes back our friend Sarah Hawley of Minnesota Child Care Health Consultants to talk about helping children develop healthy eating patterns. Sarah shares ways that early childhood educators can set a strong foundation for those in their care by providing opportunities to explore healthy foods and use positive modeling to encourage healthy choices. She also shares wonderful free resources available to help you plan fun activities and share solid information with families.(Length: 27: 43)