PreK Expulsion Recommendations

Implementing Policies to Reduce the Likelihood of Preschool ExpulsionWalter S. Gilliam, PhD

Early childhood mental health consultation (ECMHC) may be an effective means for decreasing the likelihood that children with challenging classroom behaviors will be expelled or suspended. PK teachers who have ongoing relationships with classroom-based mental health consultants are about half as likely to report expelling a preschooler as teachers with no such support.