ECE 107: External Transitions – Resources and Supports in Child Care Settings (2 hours)

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ECE 107: External Transitions – Resources and Supports in Child Care Settings

ECE 107 is the fourth module in a series dedicated to the challenges, impacts, and prevention of suspension and expulsion in child care settings. This module focuses on practical applications of prevention strategies which will help increase the threshold for decision-making regarding the necessity of external transitions for children, with the intention of reducing or eliminating suspension and expulsion in child care settings.

This course builds upon the content of ECE 101, 102, and 103 by: 

  • Communicating information on the structure of supports available to Kentucky child care providers which promote the ability for teachers, program administrators, and other caregivers to address behavior challenges in child care settings. 
  • Promoting changes in practice which positively impact individual and/or group behavior in child care settings. 
  • Connecting providers with state and national resources to support positive behavior and healthy child development in child care settings. 

Other courses in the External Transitions series

ECE 101: External Transition – Suspension & Expulsion – Impacts on Children and Families 

In ECE 101 participants learned about the impacts of external transitions on children; the impact of a disruption of continuity in early childhood settings; the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on brain functioning and cognitive development; and, the role early care and education settings play in mitigating the long term impacts of stress and trauma for children.  

External Transition 102: Suspension and Expulsion – Programmatic Impacts 

ECE 102 reviewed challenges Kentucky families and children face regarding continuity of care; program availability and access; the impact that stable, nurturing relationships play in child development; and, the influence of implicit bias in decision-making regarding suspension and expulsions in early care and education settings. 

External Transition 103: Suspension & Expulsion – Prevention, Intervention, and Evidence-Based Practices 

ECE 103 took a deeper dive into the impact of suspension and expulsion on families and on child care businesses. The content explored the role that policy and access to resources beyond the child care setting can have on reducing the number of suspensions and expulsions children experience. This module also provided a brief overview of strategies for developing and maintaining high-quality programming in conjunction with options for individualized and classroom-based intervention plans.  

Course Details

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Target Audience

All Staff

Learning Environment

Infant Toddler
School Age

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Training Level


Core Content Subject Areas

  • Professional development/professionalism
  • Program management and evaluation

Core Content Competencies

  • Participate in professional development (i.e., credentials, degrees) as required for each level to improve performance and to expand personal knowledge of child development, interdisciplinary practices, and family-centered services.
  • Adhere to program policies and regulations and assist with maintaining individual child records.