Getting Started in Program-Wide Positive Behavioral Supports and Interventions
(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-Key). 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 email@example.com
Programs listed here (updated February 1, 2013) are in the process of implementing Program-Wide PBIS.
Specific information can also be obtained through contacting the Regional Facilitators for Early Childhood PBIS programs.
Western Region: DeVoka Gordon, firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Region: Katie Bodnar, email@example.com
Eastern Region: Julia Slater, firstname.lastname@example.org
They will be able to answer your questions and schedule an overview . Please review the following documents which will help you begin to develop an action plan.
Benefits of joining the PAPBS Network
Commitment to Fidelity Implementation document
PWPBIS Readiness checklist