Preschool-age youngsters enrolled in publicly-funded early childhood packages and faculties in Illinois will probably be shielded from expulsion underneath a brand new regulation signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
State officers say early schooling program will have the ability to briefly take away a toddler for security considerations, however program officers should attempt to handle the conduct by way of intervention and group assets.
Rauner signed the invoice Monday in Chicago. It additionally requires the state’s youngster welfare company to develop guidelines to stop licensed day cares and others from expelling younger youngsters.
The regulation takes impact in January.
The plan was pushed by advocacy organizations together with the Chicago-based mostly Ounce of Prevention Fund, which is run by Rauner’s spouse, Diana Rauner.
The laws is HB2663.