Preventing Expulsion From Preschool and Child Care

Young children are being expelled from preschool and child care programs at an astonishing rate, often because of challenging behaviors such as aggression, tantrums, and noncompliance.

This practice deprives young children of the benefit of early childhood education and may leave unaddressed the mental health issues that lead to challenging behaviors.

High expulsion rates are also an indicator that we are not helping parents and caregivers, starting from birth, to support the positive social and emotional development that is the foundation for all learning, future relationships, and school readiness.

ZERO TO THREE provides you with a myriad of resources on how to better support social and emotional development to prevent expulsion of young children from educational settings, including videos you can use in your own presentations.

Resources for Policymakers and Advocates

Stand up and stop preschool expulsions.

Resources for Early Childhood Programs and Professionals

Ways to support staff and teachers to prevent preschool expulsion.