As States and Territories consider strategies to prevent and ultimately eliminate expulsion and suspension in the early years, they need to explore why early learning programs suspend or expel young children. This document summarizes the four dimensions of the problem: 1) the structure of quality with policies that increase the likelihood of expulsion and suspension; 2) the absence of deep understanding of child development, 3) racial disparities in discipline, and 4) young children who need more and different support than can be provided by an educator or an early learning setting alone.
Article July 22, 2021
Learn more about the HOPE work to ensure that each child, regardless of race, neighborhood, or family income, has equitable opportunities to achieve positive health and education outcomes. This overview looks at efforts underway in Alabama, California, Minnesota, and New Jersey.
Podcast July 12, 2021
This series focuses on the importance of strong state and community connections for developing early childhood systems that make a difference for all children. You’ll hear about some key ingredients needed to build and sustain this work, as well as lessons learned from some of the early developers.
Website June 24, 2021
Check out this website, Durham’s Partnership for Children, for information on North Carolina’s Pre-K program.