DaSy Director Grace Kelley and DaSy TA Specialist Jennifer Tschantz contributed to OSEP Director Valerie C. Williams’ May Discipline Discussions Blog. This month she addressed the important topic of suspensions, expulsions, and other forms of exclusionary discipline that remove children from their preschool environment and end up creating stressful and isolating experiences for children and their families.
Tag Archives: Preschool
Preventing Suspensions and Expulsions in Early Childhood Settings
Suspensions and expulsions of young children are not developmentally appropriate practices. Yet, recent data indicate that suspension and expulsion occur regularly in early childhood settings. These exclusionary practices, which disproportionately impact children of color, deprive children of valuable learning experiences and have a negative impact on children’s development that extends into grade school and beyond.
How Measuring Your Preschool Child Outcomes Data Quality Can Lead to Data Use for Better Results
This presentation can help Part C and Part B 619 staff understand the basic tenets of data quality and the consequences for data use, particularly when data quality differ by racial/ethnic groups.
Digging Deeper into Inclusion in Colorado: National Implications for the Utility of Indicator Six and Quality Improvement
While Colorado as a state has the highest Indicator 6 data in the country, the Preschool Team at the Colorado Department of Education sought to more deeply understand the quality of inclusive practices being implemented in publicly funded preschool classrooms across the state.
Collecting High Quality Data on the Suspension and Expulsion of Preschoolers
Conference: STATS-DC Data Conference Date: July 2019 Presenters: Kerry Friedman, Lisa Backer, and Susan Zeiders Preschool children are expelled at three times the rate of K-12 students with African-American children and […]