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

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.

This 3-part course series will: 

  • Review research showing how moving from one child care setting to another child care setting has an impact on children, families, and child care providers. 
  • Review research showing how staying in the same child care setting with the same caregivers can help children develop socially, emotionally, and physically. 
  • Review research that supports making changes in the classroom and teacher actions to prevent behavioral problems. 
  • Suggest ways to work through behavior problems when they happen. 
  • Share ideas on how to create prevention and intervention plans in the classroom and throughout the entire center to lower the number of times a child moves due to behavioral problems. 
  • Review ways to support children who must move so that there are less negative impacts on children, families, and the child care provider. 

Corlia Logsdon

Course Author

Corlia Logsdon is a veteran education professional. She has been a champion of individuals with disabilities in educational settings, as both a school psychologist and a special education director. Corlia has had experience as a state and school district level administrator working with federal and state regulatory monitoring, compliance, and investigations, technical assistance, and professional development in K-12 and postsecondary settings. She is currently completing her doctorate in Education Leadership with a concentration in Counselor Education and Supervision through Eastern Kentucky University. She holds Education Specialist and Master of Science degrees in Educational and Counseling Psychology, majoring in School Psychology from the University of Kentucky as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English & Communications also from the University of Kentucky.