Find answers to common questions about suspension and expulsion in infant and toddler settings.
These resources support preventing suspensions and expulsions in center-based Head Start programs. Suspensions and expulsions of young children are not developmentally appropriate practices, yet according to recent data, they occur regularly in early childhood settings. These exclusionary practices disproportionately impact children of color, deprive children of valuable learning experiences, and have a negative impact on children’s development that extends into grade school and beyond.
Learn how Head Start and Early Head Start programs can eliminate preschool suspension and expulsion.
Find guidance around effective practices and regulations that require programs to severely limit or prohibit the suspension and expulsion of all enrolled children.
Explore the issue of suspension and expulsion. Find out how it can impact children with disabilities or suspected delays. Discover strategies to prevent suspension and expulsion and promote inclusion.
In this compilation, find resources that can help staff promote the mental health and social and emotional well-being of young children and reduce expulsions in early childhood programs.
Explore disparities in access to high-quality care and education and how we can address them.
Nationwide, early childhood programs are being encouraged to implement policies to reduce and eliminate preschool expulsion.
Preschool Expulsions and Suspensions: What Early Childhood Leaders Need to Know about the Role of Implicit Bias
Learn in this presentation about the latest findings regarding expulsion and suspension practices in early education settings, and the disproportionality across gender and race.
The purpose of this policy statement is to support families, early childhood programs, and states by providing recommendations from the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Education for preventing and severely limiting expulsion and suspension practices in early childhood settings.