ECE 102: External Transitions: Suspension and Expulsion – Programmatic Impacts (1 hour)

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External Transition Series (part 2 of 3)

External transition is described as the temporary or permanent relocation of a child from one child care setting to another. External transitions may be voluntary, such as when a parent chooses to move a child to a different program because of a change of residence. These transitions may be involuntary when a child is removed from a child care setting as a result of suspension, expulsion, or the child being removed from a program because of intervention from an agency. The second in this three part series will focus on the importance of quality early care and education experiences supported by Head Start, Public Preschool, and Licensed and Certified Child Care. Research indicates children arrive better prepared for Kindergarten when they participate in early care and education (ECE) experiences which intentionally support physical, social emotional, and neurological development.

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Target Audience

All Staff

Learning Environment

Infant Toddler
School Age

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Core Content Subject Area

Professional development / Professionalism

Core Content Competency

Positive ways to support children’s social and emotional development. Strategies to establish productive relationships with families.