Vodcasts and More

Vodcasts are short (2-10 minute) videos that weave relevant topics and research-based content with interviews and authentic experiences caring for children. They can be used by individuals or in groups.

Before watching the Vodcast, download the corresponding Discussion Starter and the Great Ideas article to use as a guide with the Vodcast.
  • Use as professional development resources for your trainings
  • Spark ideas and discussions with staff, co-workers, parents, and others
  • Share meaningful information with families and your community

Featured Vodcast

Review and Update Your Emergency Plan

Other Vodcasts

Vodcast Title Description Discussion Starter Great Ideas!

Review & Update Your Emergency Plan

Emergency plans for child care settings.
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Curriculum Development: An Introduction

Design curriculum to support balanced child development
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Teamwork Great things happen when teams work together. gi_pdf gi_pdf
Family Style Dining Make mealtimes fun, learning times. gi_pdf gi_pdf
Is Center Based Child Care the Job for YOU? Information about working in an early childhood program gi_pdf gi_pdf
Is Family Child Care the Job for You? Reflections and Expectations

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Confidentiality Expectations and requirements for the job

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Healthy Practices: Changing Pull-ups and Soiled Underwear Safe and healthy changes

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Inclusion Exploring the meaning and the mindset

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Healthy Practices: Diapering 101 10 steps to healthy diaper changing

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Healthy Practices: Handwashing 101 Health and safety practices in child care and school

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Cultural Understanding Exploring cultural understanding

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Supervision: Ratios Are Relevant Understanding the ratio of children to staff

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Executive Function Skills:Foster with partner-time play Promote executive function skills. How? Think play

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Supervision: Positioning - Where do I stand? Safe and smart supervision

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Being There for Grieving Children Helping children facilitate the way loss is experienced

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Supervision: What's the count? The importance of counting children

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Change & Young Children What change can tell us about young children

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Forming a Blanket of Support Reflect on the journey of supporting military connected children and families

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Stress: Seeing with Optimism Explore how to support both children and early educators experiencing stress

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BKC-Caregiver Sensitivity Explore the journey of developing caregiver sensitivity and its importance in each child's development

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Better Kid Care & CYTTAP A quick summary of the vast resources made available through Penn State Better Kid Care

 

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