Secretary Burwell announced that HHS will dedicate 4 million toward early childhood mental health consultation services.
Secretaries Burwell and Duncan Release Policy Statement on Expulsion and Suspension Practices in Early Learning Settings
Today, Secretaries Burwell and Duncan announced the release of a policy statement on expulsion and suspension practices in early learning settings at the White House’s Summit on Early Education. Exclusionary discipline practices occur at high rates in early learning settings, and at even higher rates for young boys of color. The effort, part of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, encourages states, early childhood programs, and families to partner in preventing, reducing, and eventually eliminating the expulsion and suspension of young children from early learning programs. As part of this commitment, Secretary Burwell announced that HHS will dedicate $4 million toward early childhood mental health consultation services to prevent this troubling practice and to help all children thrive in early learning settings.
See the Policy Statement on Expulsion and Suspension Practices in Early Learning Settings here.