Preschool expulsion denies comprehensive services that nurture social and emotional development to children in need of them. Find information that can help programs eliminate preschool suspension and expulsion.
This joint federal policy statement raises awareness about expulsion, suspension, and other exclusionary discipline practices in early childhood settings. It addresses issues of race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, and the negative outcomes for children associated with expulsion and suspension in the early years. Find recommendations for early childhood programs and states on ways to establish preventive, disciplinary, suspension, and expulsion policies. Learn to administer those policies free of bias and discrimination.
Preventing Suspensions and Expulsions in Early Childhood Settings: A Program Leader's Guide to Supporting All Children's Success
Explore this guide to learn about relevant, specific, and recommended policies and practices that can be used to prevent suspensions. Find out about the ways to address the underlying root causes and provide effective alternatives. The recommended policies and practices are based on the most important research for eliminating suspensions and expulsions in early childhood settings and were developed with guidance from a panel of national experts.
Find resources to help early childhood programs, families, communities, states, and other stakeholders reduce expulsion and suspension practices in early learning settings.
Watch this "Let's Talk" webinar, hosted by Dr. Rosemarie Allen, to hear from experts about equity, inappropriate discipline practices, and effective strategies.
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National Centers: Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety
Last Updated: April 10, 2023