We're are diving in at the new Black Caucus Discussion Group. Here is one of our topics. Please share on this thread your thoughts.
"Every year, as many as 8,710 3- and 4-year-old children may be expelled from or pushed out of their state-funded preschool or prekindergarten classroom. A disproportionate number of these children are African American boys and girls, and these early childhood expulsions are happening at a rate more than three times that of their older peers in grades K–12. In child care centers, expulsion rates are 13 times what they are in K–12 classrooms, with as many as 39 percent of child care providers reporting at least one expulsion in the past year" (NAEYC,n.d.).
What are your states, jurisdictions, and territories doing to reduce and prevent preschool suspension and expulsion? Share any resources you may have.