This brief summarizes the first study ever conducted on the rate of expulsion in prekindergarten programs.
Children expelled from prekindergarten are much more likely to be ill-prepared for kindergarten and elementary school, and are likely to be among those most at risk for school failure.
Learn more about how prekindergarten students are expelled at a rate more than three times that of their older peers in K-12 grades. This report includes data for the nation as a whole as well as data for the 40 states that fund prekindergarten. The findings are based on data collected in the National Prekindergarten Study (NPS).