Advocacy for Early Childhood Education | Kidango

AB 2806 – Prohibiting Expulsion in Early Learning

Kidango is proud to co-sponsor AB 2806 by Assemblymember Blanca Rubio to prohibit suspension and expulsion in preschool and child care programs and strengthen early childhood mental health consultation.

AB 2806 builds equitable learning environments for all students and eliminate exclusionary practices that contribute to the preschool to prison pipeline and seriously harm student outcomes.

By supporting educators and eliminating exclusionary policies that disproportionately harm young learners of color, AB 2806 benefits the entire community by acting against implicit and explicit factors causing students to miss time from the early learning and care setting.

Author: Assemblymember Blanca Rubio
Co-authors: Assemblymember McCarty

Sponsors:
Kidango (Sponsor)
Black Men for Educational Equity (Sponsor)
Santa Clara County Office of Education (Sponsor)

Current Status:
AB 2806 if set for hearing in the Assembly Human Services Committee on Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 at 1:30 pm. Here is a sample support letter for AB 2806. Please copy and paste onto your letterhead and submit online at https://calegislation.lc.ca.gov/Advocates/ by Friday, April 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm (PDT). Please send copy to: taylor.woolfork@asm.ca.gov and advocacy@kidango.org.
Resources:
Track this bill: To track bills, visit the California Legislative Information Inquiry System. Once you have created an account, you can click on the “My Subscriptions” tab to be notified of any hearings, amendments, and actions taken on AB 2806.
For detailed instructions on how to track a bill, please click here.  
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