Pyramid Model for Early Childhood Education

Pyramid Model for Early Childhood Education


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Challenging behavior is an issue for many young children. Approximately 10% to 15% of typically developing preschoolers have behavior problems when they enter kindergarten. Therefore, promoting positive social-emotional competence in all children and intervening before social-emotional difficulties spiral out of control is important for children to be successful from the very beginning.

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Standing Together Against Suspension & Expulsion in Early Childhood

Every year, as many as 8,710 3- and 4- year-old children may be expelled from or pushed out of their state-funded preschool or prekindergarten classroom.

Standing Together Against Suspension & Expulsion in Early Childhood
The Pyramid Equity ProjectThis document addresses problems with suspending and expelling preschool aged children, the federal response to this problem, and how to take action.

Addressing Preschool Suspension and Expulsion
Suspension & Expulsion in Preschool Development States: Policies and PracticesThe expulsion and suspension of preschool age children has been a growing issue for states, receiving considerable attention at many levels. This report shares the ways in which Preschool Development Grant states are responding to the expulsion and suspension of their youngest students, outlining policies and practices used. The report also discusses relevant federal and state policies aimed at mitigating the excessive use of expulsion and suspension for preschool students.

Suspension & Expulsion in Preschool Development States: Policies and Practices