CTAC is excited to announce a two-part webinar by Dr. Walter Gilliam on the prevalence of preschool expulsion in early childhood educational settings. He will lay the foundation to further discuss the consequences of this problem on young people, including the ways implicit bias may account for disproportionate rates of expulsion for Black boys. Dr. Gilliam will explore ways to implement effective methods for reducing classroom behavior problems and preschool expulsion, including early childhood mental health consultation with the child and their family, as well as other tools to support classroom management.
Gain a foundational understanding of the role that implicit bias plays in the expulsion of younger children in pre-school and school.
Understand the consequences of preschool expulsion and implicit bias and their direct effect on children’s social/emotional development and future school readiness.
Discuss interventions that can help to reduce expulsion rates including early childhood mental health consultations.
Recognize the impact that implicit bias may play within our own practices, how to think critically about the consequences, and how to support children facing these issues and their caregivers.
Early childhood development, preschool expulsion, implicit bias