What does Public Act 100-0105 do?
P.A. 100-0105 prohibits early care and education (ECE) providers from expelling young children (ages 0-5) from their program because of the child’s behavior. Providers must take documented steps to address the child’s behavioral and other needs in order to keep the child in care, and if ultimately necessary, providers can work with the family on a ‘planned transition’ to a more appropriate setting; this ‘planned transition’ process is not considered an expulsion. Providers also have to report data related to transitions. More specific guidelines will be clarified through the rulemaking process.