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Attachment: Supporting Parent Child Relationships and Separation During Part 4 of our series on attachment, Dr. Mary Harrison shifts the focus of our conversation to the topic of separation, and ways early childhood educators promote parent child relationships during arrivals and departures. Podcast
Curriculum from the Perspective of Infants and Toddlers: Part Three In part 3 of this three part series of podcasts on infant and toddler curriculum, Cindy Croft, Priscilla Weigel and Beth Menninga describe three important learning contexts and the use of a cycle of planning, observing and adapting to implement curriculum. Podcast
Curriculum from the Perspective of Infants and Toddlers: Part Two In Part 2 of this three part series of podcasts on infant and toddler curriculum, Cindy Croft, Priscilla Weigel and Beth Menninga describe how three key developmental tasks can inform curriculum planning. Podcast
KIDS, SLEEP AND COVID-19 Research shows that quality sleep is essential when it comes to health for both children and adults. Ensuring that your child gets an adequate amount of quality sleep can help boost their immune system and keep families healthy. This is a high priority during COVID-19, but also vital for health year-round. Website
Multilingual Learner Support through WIDA Early Years WIDA stands for World Class Instructional Design and Assessment and is part of the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research at UW Madison. They are THE experts in working with Multilingual Learners and their families.  Listen and learn how to meet one of the new Minnesota Knowledge and Competency Framework new competency areas, Working with Multilingual Learners and their Families.  Join us as we welcome Cindy Check and Carmen Cook who are partnering with the MN Department of Education and working to lead this work to share free resources and essential actions for all those working with young children, equipping them to support multilingual learners.  To learn more about the available resources for educators working with young multilingual learners and their families, visit MDE: Multilingual Learners. You will find links to gain access to the WIDA Early Years training as well as additional resources and support.  For information regarding training support, please contact Cindy Check at cindycheck61@gmail.com or 952-594-2745.   Podcast
Routines ( the Importance of Schedule , how to implement effective scheduling. ) in Somali Marak dhallaanka iyo socodbaradka ay qayb ka yihiin waxqabadyada iyo caadooyinka caadiga ah ee la yaqaan, waxay la koraan xiriirka dadka ay la falgalaan waxayna helaan dareen lahaanshaha iyo isku kalsooni iyo kalsooni dheeraad ah marka hawl maalmeedkooda la saadaaliyo lana yaqaan. Jadwal maalinle ah oo joogto ah iyo nidaamyo tallaabo  tallaabo  ah ayaa carrurta siinayo maalin la saadaalin karo. Jadwalka iyo niddamka joogtada ah ee goobta daryeelk kooxda iyo gurigaba waxay caawiyaan carruurta. Podcast
"Just Breathe" Helps Kids Deal with Emotions "Just Breathe" is a short film that can be used to help children deal with emotions. Emotional responses are hard to navigate at any age. Figuring out how and what you are physically feeling is particularly challenging when you're feeling things like rage, sadness, disgust, and confusion for the first time. Sometimes, though, the best thing to do is just breathe. Website
1-2-3 Trauma-Sensitive Toolkit for Caregivers This toolkit was developed by public health nurses with the Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) Weaving Bright Futures Program. Their goal was to improve the resilience of caregivers and the children in their care. It is intended to support caregivers on their journey toward trauma sensitivity. It is organized by topic. Each topic contains a brief overview, specific tools that can be used with children, and suggestions on where to find more information. Also included are handouts that can be used as teaching aids. Each toolkit topic builds upon the previous ones. Website
10 Accessible and Sensory-Friendly Halloween Ideas for Kids who are Blind or Visually Impaired Although originally designed for children with visual impairments, this resource offers activities that all children would find enjoyable! Website
10 Alternatives to Restraining a Child with Special Needs The purpose of restraining is to keep something from continuing to take place, and is often a last resort. Here are 10 different strategies that parents and caregivers can try to minimize and avoid physical restraining their children, that may help prevent the need for it at all Website