Has your child ever been expelled?

In order to support families with young children, we are conducting a study with Illinois families to understand their experiences with the ‘expulsion law’ (Illinois Public Act 100-0105). In particular, we want to know whether and how they are accessing alternative care following a planned or forced transition and more broadly what their experiences have been in that transition process. Our primary goal is to make sure that families' voices are heard by policymakers in Illinois and nationally. This research study is being conducted by Drs. Sarai Coba Rodriguez and Kate Zinsser at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

If you live in Illinois, are a caregiver of a child whose between the ages of 2 – 6 who and was excluded from an early childhood program after 1/1/2018 – we want to hear from you!

Please visit our online flyer for more information about the study and how you can contact us!

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If you have any questions about the study, please feel free to contact the principal investigators: Sarai Coba-Rodriguez, Ph.D.

College of Education, University of Illinois at Chicago

1040 W. Harrison St. (M/C 147), Chicago, IL, 60607

Phone: 312 – 413 -1053

Email: scobaro2@uic.edu