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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: Setting Your Child Up for Success When seeking child care, how do you find the information you need to set your child up for success and avoid expulsion As you interview potential caregivers, it helps to be proactive. Start the conversation with the questions on this tip sheet. Tipsheet
Reducing Exclusionary Discipline Practices in Early Childhood Education While research shows that exclusionary discipline practices in the early years are ineffective and developmentally inappropriate, young children continue to be suspended and expelled at high rates. An increasing number of states have taken steps to ensure that young children are not removed from programs due to their behavior. This report from Abbie Lieberman and Aaron Loewenberg of New America, explores how Illinois and Colorado are limiting the use of these exclusionary discipline practices and providing supports to educators to equip them to better serve the children in their programs. Document
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
States’ Growing Commitment to Preventing Young Children’s Expulsion from Early Care and Education Programs: RESULTS OF A 50-STATE POLICY SURVEY This brief reports on a survey that examined state expulsion and suspension policies for early care and education settings serving children under age six. Authors: Carey McCann (BUILD), Sheila Smith, Uyen (Sophie) Nguyen, and Maribel R. Granja (NCCP)  Document
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
Tools for Your Toolbox: Strategies to Meet Challenging Behaviors Registration Available Sunday, July 2, 2023 - Tuesday, July 2, 2024 Explore tools for working with children who have challenging behaviors, including environmental and programmatic adaptations. Explore specific guidance strategies that support sensory, developmental, and temperament needs of all children. Knowledge and Competency Framework Area - II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development  CDA Content Area - III: Positive ways to support children’ social and emotional development  🔊 This course includes Audio and is accessible from a mobile device. For optimal performance, viewing from a computer or tablet is highly recommended.  For ten clock hours on your Learning Record, please register and pay online at Develop. Then, complete a 500-word reflection paper and submit this document with your reflectionPlease note: You have access to this document as view only. To enable editing, download the document. Click "file" then "download as" in the upper left-hand corner of this screen. This will give you the option to open the document as a Word doc on your own computer. Then, you can complete the information and email it to: credit@inclusivechildcare.org. *Disregard any directions regarding a final quiz. The only learning assessment needed is the reflection paper. Course