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CICC Specialized Cadre of Master Inclusion Consultants

Center for Inclusive Child Care Consultants provide support to early childhood and school age care professionals to assist them in the successful inclusion and retention of children with special needs and challenging behaviors. Recently a group of consultants was recruited to form a specialized cadre of Master Inclusion Consultants. Each of these consultants has completed the inclusion consultation training offered by CICC and has begun the professional endorsement process offered through Minnesota Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (MAIECMH). This endorsement program was originally developed by the Michigan Infant Mental Health Association to promote and document the professional development of infant, early childhood, family service, health and mental health professionals with a focus on the provision of culturally sensitive services to promote relationship-based infant and early childhood mental health. The cadre of Master Inclusion Consultants will participate in extensive reflective supervision with a licensed mental health professional. CICC staff is committed to the implementation of a reflective practice model of supervision and consultation to enhance the services that we provide to children, families, and early care and school age professionals.

If you are interested in finding out more information or seek consultation services, please contact Dea Anderson at 651-603-6279or dea@inclusivechildcare.org. Consultation services are available at no cost to parents or providers. These services are supported by funding provided by Minnesota Department of Human Services and McKnight Foundation.    

2013 Schedule of TOT's is Now Available

The 2013 schedule for CICC Training of Trainer courses is now available

Art of Training Modules 2017 Schedule

Register soon. Classes are limited to 25 participants. Get the registration form and contact the CICC if you have any questions.

CICC Process for Recertification in All Core Curricula

Get answers to the following questions:
What are the CICC Curricula TOTs? How do I know if I need to recertify? Why is the CICC requiring recertification? How do I recertify? What will renewal/recertification cost? download the information and recertification form.

CICC Update: The Year in Review (2016)

Figures on relationship based professional development, website activity, training and assistance to the community, and more. view the report

Two new services available to Minnesota’s child care programs
The Center for Inclusive Child Care (CICC) is excited to introduce two new services available to Minnesota’s child care programs. In addition to inclusion coaching, the CICC now offers two additional types of support – coaching on challenges related to health and safety and coaching to increase the quality of infant/toddler care.

Here's an overview of all available coaching services and a reference for the CICC referral process.

Please spread the word of these exciting new supports for programs!

The CICC is Now on Facebook!

The Center for Inclusive Child Care can now be found on Facebook. Click the button above to stay connected with CICC news, resources, and learning opportunities on your favorite social networking site.

New Self-Study Courses

The Meaning of Inclusion: Practical and Philosophical Implications

Disability Law and Data Privacy

BEAM (Bridging Education And Mental Health)

(Anxiousness) Helping the Child Who is Anxious

Self-study courses offer an in-depth approach on many topics. They include visual click through units and an MP3 audio version for download or online listening, plus supplemental handouts. Register online and take all courses for free. Pass the optional exam and you can receive a certificate good for one CEU (there is a $25 per CEU processing fee). Expect up to 10 hours for course completion.

New Training Tool Kit

The CICC has created a new training tool kit. Strategies for Successful Inclusion is now available in the Market Place.This training tool kit provides seven strategies for creating an inclusive environment. The tool kit also outlines four key principles of developmentally appropriate, inclusive care for all young children.

2013 Schedule of Train the Trainer Courses

Children and Challenging Behavior: Making Inclusion Work:
2013 January 2–February 1 Chats on Wed January 9, 16, 23, 30 at 7:00–7:45 PM CST

Children’s Development: What to Expect and When to Be Concerned:
2013 February 4–20, Chats on Mondays February 11 and 18 at 8:00–8:45 PM CST

The Nurtured Heart Approach:
March 6–22  Chats on Wed March 13, 20 7:007:45 PM CST

Sensory Processing Disorder:
2013 April 9–24, Chats on Mondays April 15 and 22 at 8:008:45 PM CST

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Overview and Basic Strategies for Inclusion in Community Settings: (Using Training Tool Kit):
2013 April 30––May 15, Chats on Mondays May 6 and 13 at 8:00–8:45 PM CST  

Six Keys: Strategies for Promoting Children’s Mental Health in Early Childhood Programs:
2013 July 9–August 5, Chats on Mondays July 15, 22, 29, August 5 at 7:00–7:45 PM CST

The following are Customized Trainings by Request:

Project EXCEPTIONAL: A Guide to Training and Recruiting Child Care Providers to Serve Young Children with Disabilities (4 weeks)

ADHD: Including Children in Community Settings (Using Training Tool Kit)(2 weeks)
Consultation and Support for Inclusion in Community Settings (4 weeks)

Customized courses can be arranged for groups of 12 to 15 participants.  Contact Cindy Croft at 651-603-6265 or croft@csp.edu for more information. 

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