Expulsion from Community Childcare Centers During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review of One State’s Practices
Expulsion has been a well-documented practice in early learning centers throughout the United States. The present study attempted to describe expulsion practices in one state’s community childcare centers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Surveys from 161 childcare program administrators were analyzed and, overall, expulsion rates appeared to be lower than they were pre-pandemic. No association was found between whether a program closed and reopened or remained open; the presence of a waiting list; if a program readmitted all or some children; factors that influenced which teachers were rehired; training provided to teaching staff; perceived frequency and intensity of challenging behavior; and availability of support for children with challenging behaviors and expulsion decisions. Results of the current study are analyzed and discussed in this article along with the results and how they fit into the literature.
Early Childhood Education Journal
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Giordano, Keri; McKeating, Eileen; Chung, Debbie; and Garcia, Victoria, "Expulsion from Community Childcare Centers During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review of One State’s Practices" (2023). Kean Publications. 257.