© Early Childhood Connections 2020
Enriching the lives of children by working with the adults who affect their lives - parents, caregivers and educators.

The Promoting Social Emotional

Competence Project

The purpose of the Promoting Social Emotional Competence Project 1 is to support early childhood programs and families in an effort to prevent and/or limit expulsion and suspension practices in early childhood settings.  Recent data from the US Dept. of Education Office for Civil Rights indicates that expulsions and suspensions occur at high rates in preschool settings.  Our own experience has found that caregivers often feel they lack the competence or resources to deal with challenging behaviors and/or how to work in partnership with parents on these issues.  The caregiver then becomes concerned about the other children in the program so they resort to expelling or suspending children, sometimes as young as one years of age.  This is very concerning when that research suggests that school expulsion and suspension practices are associated with negative educational and life outcomes.  Early Childhood Connections has recognized this concern and addresses it through the Promoting Social Emtional Competence Project in Rapid City.  The project also includes services on a more limited basis in other areas of our region.
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© Early Childhood Connections 2020

The Promoting

Social Emotional

Competence

Project

The purpose of the Promoting Social Emotional Competence Project 1 is to support early childhood programs and families in an effort to prevent and/or limit expulsion and suspension practices in early childhood settings.  Recent data from the US Dept. of Education Office for Civil Rights indicates that expulsions and suspensions occur at high rates in preschool settings.  Our own experience has found that caregivers often feel they lack the competence or resources to deal with challenging behaviors and/or how to work in partnership with parents on these issues.  The caregiver then becomes concerned about the other children in the program so they resort to expelling or suspending children, sometimes as young as one years of age.  This is very concerning when that research suggests that school expulsion and suspension practices are associated with negative educational and life outcomes.  Early Childhood Connections has recognized this concern and addresses it through the Promoting Social Emtional Competence Project in Rapid City.  The project also includes services on a more limited basis in other areas of our region.
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Enriching the lives of children by working with the adults who affect their lives - parents, caregivers and educators.