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Specific information can be obtained by contacting the following Regional Facilitators for Early Childhood PBIS programs.

Western Region:

DeVoka Gordon: dgordon@pattanpgh.net

Lisa Gragg: lgragg@pattanpgh.net

Central Region:  Aimee Newswanger:  anewswanger@pattan.net

Eastern Region: Julia Slater :
jslater@pattankop.net

Review the following documents which will  help you begin to develop an action plan.

Benefits of Joining the PAPBS Network   

PAPBS Commitment to Fidelity Document

PW PBIS Readiness checklist

PA EC PBIS Roles and Responsibilities 

Getting Started in Program-Wide Positive Behavioral Supports and Interventions

Current Programs and Sites

(in early childhood settings)

Although PAPBS was originally formed to support school-wide implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS), the principles and structure are appropriate to also support program-wide implementation of PBIS in early childhood settings. Therefore, the PAPBS state leadership team has added members from the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), Early Intervention Technical Assistance (EITA) and the Pennsylvania Key to Quality (PA-teacher with preschoolersKey). The leadership team and appropriate subcommittees are working on adapting the process that currently recruits, trains and supports school-wide network facilitators to also appropriately develop early childhood facilitators. The next training cohort of network facilitators will include early childhood facilitators. Once trained, facilitators may offer their services to other early childhood settings who are looking for coaching support.

Currently there are more than 100 early childhood settings that are implementing program-wide PBIS with state-level support to train coaches and manage data. Nearly 60 of these are involved in an Early Intervention/Early Childhood partnership project. Another 42 are implementing PBIS more independently but still accessing the state level training. These programs will be offered the opportunity to join the network as soon as the process is finalized. Joining the network will provide on-going access to state-level training and data resources as well as the opportunity to be publicly recognized for high quality implementation of program-wide PBIS.

The guidance and support that has been and will be provided to early childhood programs is based on resources and consultation from the Center for Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) and the Technical Assistance Center for Social and Emotional Intervention (TACSEI). For more information, contact Susan Zeiders at szeiders@pattan.net

Implementation Blueprint and Self-Assessment: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, from the Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, September 2010.

 Program-Wide Facilitators: A vital part of the Process is the support a program gets from a program-wide facilitator. Individuals interested in becoming a facilitator follow a specific process and receive  ongoing training to train and support Early Childhood  programs in implementation. For further information, please view the webinar which describes how to
become a f
acilitator