549. Reducing Expulsion: The Intersection of Leadership, Policy, QRIS, and Supports for Programs and Families
|Date:||Tuesday June 27, 2017|
|Time:||8:30 AM - 12:00 PM|
|Speakers:|| Nicola Edge
There is an increasing priority to reduce and, ultimately, eliminate expulsion and suspension from early learning settings. States face significant complexity in the reasons for expulsion and how children’s challenging behaviors are understood. We will focus on the role of the state and its public policy approach. Specifically, we will examine possible strategies and examples that exist at the intersection of child care policy, QRIS, professional development, early childhood mental health, and intervention services. Participants can expect to walk away with increased knowledge of how to develop a comprehensive state policy approach, and ideas for policy and program support strategies. Racial equity and continuous quality improvement will be critical elements in this conversation.