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Why Are Our Young Children Being Expelled and Suspended in Preschool, and Why Are Some of Our Children At Such Greater Risk?

Date: Tue. November 29th, 2016, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Location: Tinkham Veale University Center, Ballroom C

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Walter S. Gilliam, PhD
Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology
Director, Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy
Yale University Child Study Center


Dr. Gilliam will discuss the latest research regarding preschool and child care expulsions and suspensions, which programs and which children are at greatest risk, some reasons why these disparities may exist, and what we can do to help ensure that the early education is part of the solution to inequitable opportunity versus just another facet of the problem.

Community Respondents:

Dr. Valerie Alloy, Lead for Early Childhood Mental Health Initiatives
Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Bureau of Children and Families

Sarah Biehl, Policy Consultant
Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio

Tanya P. Morrow, Early Childhood Director
Beech Brook

Read the blog for this event.

Download the handout “Preschool Removals: A Closer Look”

Download the presentation.

Community and University Partners:





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The Schubert Center Conversation Series connects CWRU faculty, students and staff, visiting researchers, practice and policy experts, and community members whose work impacts children, young people, and families. This year’s series is “Confronting Inequalities in Childhood.”

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact the Schubert Center.

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