Reducing Preschool Expulsions

Child Care Solutions assists children in child care struggling with behavioral or social-emotional issues.

Child Care Solutions assists children in child care struggling with behavioral or social-emotional issues.

Did you know that preschoolers are expelled from school at three times the rate of older children?

Getting kicked out of preschool can hinder children’s social-emotional development, disrupt continuity of care for children and parents, and delay children getting the services they need.

One way to reduce expulsions, as profiled in a recent New York Times article, is to connect child care providers to mental health consultation services and expertise in child development. Fortunately for children and child care providers in Contra Costa County, these services exist – they’re free and they’re working.

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