From Expel to Excel: Positive Alternatives to Expelling At-Risk Preschool Boys

Presented by: Ruth Hanford Morhard, Author, Wired to Move: Facts and Strategies for Nurturing Boys in Early Childhood Settings
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Boys are expelled from preschool programs 4.5 times more often than girls. African American boys are twice as likely to be expelled as white and Latino children. Preschoolers are expelled three times as often as K-12 students. These are disturbing statistics, but early childhood educators can reduce expulsions by redirecting the aggressive behavior, tantrums and noncompliance that often lead to expulsion and classroom disruption.

In this edWebinar, Ruth Hanford Morhard, author of Wired to Move: Facts and Strategies for Nurturing Boys in Early Childhood Settings, shared positive alternatives to expelling preschool boys that will help these children perform better in school and in relationships. While the primary focus is on boys, the strategies will be useful for working with all children.

Ruth discussed the detrimental effects of the expulsion crisis on children, classrooms and communities as well as ways to manage the challenging behaviors that often lead to expulsion. She demonstrated how to create a classroom environment where preschool boys succeed. Learn specific strategies for working with at-risk African American and Latino boys.