Connecting What We Know About Preschool Expulsion To What We Do
This presentation is a continuation of the morning keynote address. Attendees will hear more about the potential role of teacher job stress and depression as predictors of preschool expulsion and suspension, as well as potential methods for reducing the likelihood of expulsions and suspensions through early childhood mental health consultation and though direct measurement of the metal healthiness of early childhood environments and interactions.
Walter Gilliam, Ph.D. is Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology at Yale University and Director of the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy. Dr. Gilliam is a board director for several national early childhood organizations (e.g. ZERO TO THREE, Child Care Aware of America), former Senior Adviser to NAEYC, is frequently quoted in major national and international news outlets, and actively provides consultation and invited testimony to decision-makers in the U.S. and other countries. He was co-recipient of the prestigious 2008 Grawemeyer Award in Education for the coauthored book, A Vision for Universal Preschool Education.