a newsletter from the CICC
Issue #25. November-December 2011
The Center for Inclusive Child Care is entering its 12th year at Concordia University. Project EXCEPTIONAL MN existed as a state training project 5 years earlier. The CICC has grown over these 17 years to meet our mission to be a centralized, comprehensive resource network supporting inclusive care for children in community settings. Our goals include providing professional development opportunities through our extensive Learning Center which we recently revamped to make more user-friendly. The CICC has grown in part through the recommendations and input from all of you. Let us know what you need in order to be more successful in including children with diverse learning and developmental needs.
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Save the Date: 8th Annual Inclusion Institute Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Concordia University
On Saturday, June 23, 2012, the Center for Inclusive Child Care (CICC) is holding the seventh annual Inclusion Institute: Together We Can! on the campus of Concordia University. The Inclusion Institute is designed for professionals working in inclusive settings such as child care, early childhood special education, and Head Start, as well as for parents of young children with special needs.
Child Care Consultation and Support Services
Center for Inclusive Child Care’s Inclusion Consultation and Support Services provide support to Minnesota child care and school age care providers, enabling them to successfully include and retain children with special needs and those with challenging behaviors in their community child care programs. Services include consultation, resource research and referral support, observation and staff development. Referrals may be made by parents, childcare providers or professional staff or CCR&R Staff. Contact Dea Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org to refer a child, family, or program to these services. For more information on CICC consultation and support services, visit http://www.inclusivechildcare.org/c_inclusion.cfm.
The National Indian Child Care Association Announces a New Cradleboard Book
The National Indian Child Care Association (NICCA) is proud to announce, in partnership with Star Bright Books, the new Cradleboard book for ages birth to three. This is the first book of a series of children’s board books. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the National Indian Child Care Association, a non-profit grass roots organization, who work hard on ensuring that the tribal child care voice is strong in Indian Country as well as supporting tribal child care with high quality services to our children, families and communities. This book makes a good resource for promoting emotional literacy as well.
To purchase your Cradleboard book, follow this link:
New Additions to the CICC Website
Three new Training Tool Kits have been added to the CICC Market. Training Tool Kits provide all the needed materials to facilitate one to two hour(s) of professional development trainings for early childhood and school age care, and education professionals.
These Training Tool Kits and others may be accessed here.
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