States’ Growing Commitment to Preventing Young Children’s Expulsion from Early Care and Education Programs: RESULTS OF A 50-STATE POLICY SURVEY
This report examines features of states’ expulsion and suspension prevention policies, based on survey responses and interviews with selected states. The results point to the widespread efforts states are making to develop and implement expulsion prevention policies. Features of policies are varied, and include supports for programs (e.g., professional development, early childhood mental health consultation), requirements for data collection, and changes in program standards and work conditions. Many policies have explicit goals for reducing disparities in exclusionary practices related to race and disability. Promising approaches in five states are highlighted. The brief makes several recommendations for designing expulsion and suspension policies with features that can help ensure strong implementation that significantly reduces exclusionary practices and the racial disparities found in these practices.
Taking the Long View on Compensation in Delaware
Blog March 30, 2023
In this blog, Madeleine Bayard, Senior Vice President at Rodel, details steps Delaware is taking to retain and recruit early child care workforce.
The Importance of Home-Based Educator Wellness in Equitable Early Childhood Systems
Video March 29, 2023
This recording is from the March 21, 2023 HBCC Webinar
Empowering the Early Childhood Workforce with the Environment Rating Scales Using LearnERS
Archived Webinar March 20, 2023
The ECE workforce is facing a staffing crisis and needs support. During this webinar, a panel of experts from Arkansas, New Jersey, and Rhode Island shared how they use LearnERS to support and empower the ECE workforce.