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Preventing Suspensions and Expulsions in Early Childhood Programs The purpose of this guide is to provide relevant, specific recommended policies and practices that are actionable and 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. Website
Prevention of Expulsion in Early Childhood: Part One In this podcast, Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel begin a three-part series on what expulsion means in early childhood and how it affects children and families. Podcast
Prevention of Expulsion in Early Childhood: Part Three In the final podcast on expulsion, Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel will talk about proactive steps to prevent expulsion from occurring Podcast
Prevention of Expulsion in Early Childhood: Part Two As we continue a conversation about expulsion in early childhood, Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel will describe the unique Minnesota program called Inclusion Coaching offered through the Center for Inclusive Child Care. This program is a support that can help prevent expulsion and suspension. Podcast
Put On Your Oxygen Mask First Children who are exhibiting challenging behavior need interactions with calm, clear-headed adults. In order to effectively support children, teachers and other adults in their lives must learn how to monitor their own reactions and responses to project calm. That means adults must practice self-care as well as have “in the moment” strategies for getting calm themselves. Here are some tools and ideas. Website
Questions to Ask When Seeking Child Care How do you find the information you need to set your child up for success? As you interview perspective caregivers, it is helpful to be proactive and begin with the questions on this FAQ sheet. Share your child’s strengths, and then based on the caregiver’s answers, you can also have a conversation about some of your child’s unique needs and what tends to create success. Tipsheet
Resources to Share with Families on Expulsion This website contains articles, links, and tools that can either be directly shared with family members or used to help staff think about how to communicate with families about challenging behavior. Website
Suspensions Are Not Support: The Disciplining of Preschoolers with Disabilities Children in preschool and early childhood programs are suspended or expelled at a rate three times higher than school-aged children. However, exclusionary discipline practices might not always carry these labels – suspended and expelled. Document
Understanding and Eliminating Expulsion in Early Childhood Programs This tip sheet increases early educators' awareness of how often pre-K expulsion occurs and identifies the students most often impacted. It addresses the consequences expulsion has on children and their families. Strategies to prevent expulsion and resources to promote further learning are also provided. Document