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Pyramid Model Resource Collection: Addressing Exclusionary Discipline Practices

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This NCPMI Resource Collection provides resources for states, communities and early childhood programs aimed to prevent the use of exclusionary practices. The resources, predominantly found on the NCPMI website, provide information about exclusionary practices related to prevention, policies, data tools, equity and impact. Formats include guides, tip sheets, fact sheets, webinars, and video.

Early Childhood Resource Guide: Collection and Use of Data to Eliminate Exclusionary Discipline

The resources included in this guide can help professionals at the state and local early childhood program levels determine what factors are related with the use of exclusionary discipline practices in early care and education settings and develop strategies to prevent such practices. These resources focus on collecting, analyzing, and using high-quality data to inform practice and policy decisions, including the equitable implementation of evidence-based and inclusive practices. This resource is part of the U.S. Department of Education Discipline/Behavior Guidance and Resources collection.

Early Childhood Resource Guide: Strengthening and Coordinating Systems to Eliminate Exclusionary Discipline

The resources included in this guide can help professionals at the State and local early childhood program levels prevent exclusionary discipline through strengthening and coordinating State and local early childhood systems; collecting, analyzing, and using high quality data to inform practice and policy decisions; and equitably implement evidence-based and inclusive practices. This resource is part of the U.S. Department of Education Discipline/Behavior Guidance and Resources collection.

Early Childhood Resource Guide: Evidence-Based Practices to Eliminate the Use of Exclusionary Discipline

The resources included in this guide can help professionals at the State and local early childhood program levels prevent exclusionary discipline in early care and education settings and consider the impact of these practices on families. These resources focus on the equitable implementation of evidence-based and inclusive practices. This resource is part of the U.S. Department of Education Discipline/Behavior Guidance and Resources collection.

Pyramid Model STATE Leadership Team Guidance for Preventing the Use of Suspension and Expulsion and Promoting Equitable, Inclusive and Culturally Responsive Practice

This document provides state leadership teams with guidance on how to prevent suspension and expulsion by integrating with existing efforts including Pyramid Model, Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS), inclusion and State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) efforts. This resource is organized around the Guiding Principles and Recommendations from the federal Joint Policy Statement on Expulsion and Suspension Policies in Early Childhood Settings (HHS/ED, 2014).

What Works in Reducing Suspensions and Disproportionality: The Pyramid Model

Panelists will share their experiences as a Pyramid Equity Program (PEP) site, discussing what worked, challenges and overall success in implementing the Pyramid Model, with a specific focus on addressing equity. They will share their experiences using equity tools such as the Behavior Incident Reporting System (BIRS) and the Pyramid Model Coaching Equity Guide.

Early Childhood Suspensions: The Impact on Families

When a child is suspended from school, it not only impacts the child, but the entire family. Parents often feel isolated and ashamed. They may also feel defeated with nowhere to turn. Many parents worry about the impact of the suspension on the child’s future, losing their job to care for the child during the suspension period, their child being targeted, and their child’s ability develop and maintain positive relationships with teachers and peers. During this webinar, parents share the impact of their child’s suspension(s) on the family.

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