Early Childhood Center Research Paper

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Running head: EXPULSION AND SUSPENSION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTERS EXPULSION AND SUSPENSION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTERS EXPULSION AND SUSPENSION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTERS Expulsion and Suspension in Early Childhood Centers ECH 6783: Leadership Debra K. Barlowe Arkansas State University Expulsion and Suspension in Early Childhood Centers Section A Advocacy Statement The racial disparity regarding expulsion and suspension of brown and black children in Prek-12 continues to remain an issue on the national level. More recently attention has focused on the expulsion and suspension of brown and black preschoolers in early childhood centers. Therefore, I am advocating…show more content…
As a professional organization committed to the welfare and well-being of young children in early childhood centers. According the NAEYC Code of Ethics Conduct, there are “guidelines for responsible behavior that sets forth a common basis for resolving the principal ethical dilemmas encountered in early childhood care and…show more content…
Zeanah et al. (2015) identify “the underlying causes of impulsive, hyperactive and aggressive behavior in young children may be overlooked, misunderstood or inadequately explored.” The preschool population of state and federal funded early childhood learning centers is culturally and socioeconomically diverse, i.e. ESL, low income, etc. In some instances, the cultural and social norm of the staff may not be culturally responsive to the social, emotional, or mental behaviors. Price & Steed (2016) reminds us: “some children in urban communities’ experience conditions that contribute to risk factors for social and emotional delays. Consequently, children of poverty are more at risk than those children in families whose earnings are 200 percent or more above the federal poverty line.” Overall, the necessity of addressing the issues of expulsion and suspension is essential to the child’s early developmental phase. Zeanah et al. (2015) state: “if a national policy to address expulsion and suspension is going to be successful, however, it must provide systemic support for strong, positive social-mental-emotional growth starting at infancy, as well as early

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