Pre–K students are expelled at a rate more than three times that of children in grades K–12, according to Yale University’s, Walter Gilliam, study, “Pre–kindergartners Left Behind: Expulsion Rates in State Prekindergarten Systems.” Keith Carson moderates a discussion about the ways Alameda County early education programs are addressing the issue of Pre-K expulsion.
Margie Gutierrez-Padilla, LCSW, Program Supervisor
Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services
Early Childhood Consultation & Treatment Program
Pamm Shaw, Executive Director
Berkeley-Albany YMCA Early Childhood Services
Sujata Bansal, Early Childhood Mental Health Manager
First Five Alameda County, Every Child Counts