Preschool suspensions not age-appropriate [Letter]

November 13, 2013

Preschoolers who are 3 and 4 years old are at a developmental point where they are learning about social boundaries ("Tough penalties for young students," Nov. 12). It is a time to learn right and wrong, happy and sad, and time to play or work.

Kids who have trouble with these concepts should raise the concern of parents, educators and health professionals. Excluding troubled children from preschool programs denies them the structure and role-modeling they desperately need. Taking a hard look at kids in distress is an opportunity to save a life.

Dr. Dan Levy, Owings Mills

The writer is District III vice chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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