ECE 101: External Transition – Suspension & Expulsion – Impacts on Children and Families (Single Course) (GL)

$5.00 / Seat

Learning Objective: Evaluate program decisions for their impact on children.

Target Audience: Early Care and Education Professionals

Credit Hours: 1 hour

Content Developed by: Corlia H. Logsdon, M.S., Ed. S. and Kate Dean, M.S.

Course Description: Children in early child care settings experience transitions for various reasons. Research suggests that external, center-to-other-setting transitions can have negative impacts on young children, families, and child care centers. What are the potential impacts of external transition on children, families, and centers?  How are children affected by support for or lack of continuity of care? Proactive prevention planning and intervention may reduce the need for transitions. Preventative and intervention planning, coupled with best practices for implementing unavoidable external transitions, may help reduce negative impacts.  This series explores these issues and offers a framework for centers to develop external transition prevention and intervention plans and provides best practice considerations for implementing unavoidable external transitions.

Description

First in a three-part course series. This one hour course examines how moving from one child care setting to another has an impact on both children and families. Children in early child care settings experience transitions for various reasons. Research suggests that external, center-to-other-setting transitions can have negative impacts on young children, families, and child care centers.