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

Changing Pull ups and Soiled Underwear Important health and safety steps to consider while changing a child’s soiled pull-up or underwear

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Diapering 101 10 steps for practicing safe and healthy diapering 

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Handwashing 101 Health and safety practices in child care and school

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Curriculum Development An introduction

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Teamwork What qualities make a good team?

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Family Style DiningA dvantages and disadvantages of family style dining

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Family Child Care Practical, professional, and relationship aspects of starting a family child care program

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Center-based Child Care Become an early childhood educator: What does it take? 

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Confidentiality Ensure that personal information about children and families is shared appropriately

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Inclusion Educators talking about inclusion and inclusion best practices

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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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