PBIS for Preschool Teams

Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS)


In November 2012, the State Support Team Region 1 launched Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) for Preschool Teams, a three-part series designed to span the 2012-2013 school year. The PBIS framework can be applied to preschool programs to reduce problem behaviors and develop healthy behavioral pathways for all young children. For PBIS to be effective and to be sustained in preschool, strong considerations must be given to social emotional foundations and developmental appropriate practices.

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Improving student academic and behavior outcomes is about ensuring all students have access to the most effective and accurately implemented instructional and behavioral practices and interventions possible. PBIS provides an operational framework for achieving these outcomes. PBIS is NOT a curriculum, intervention or practice. PBIS  is a decision-making framework that guides selection, integration and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for all students.

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Clip Art: The PBIS Pyramid (OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports)

PBIS Resources

  •  Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI)
    • TACSEI takes the research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities and creates free products and resources to help decision-makers, caregivers, and service providers apply these best practices in the work they do every day. Most of these free products are available on their website for you to immediately view, download and use.
  • Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)
    • CSEFEL is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. Training modules, kits and materials available to download. Resources provided for states, trainers/coaches, families, and teachers/caregivers.
    • What Works Briefs
      • Summaries of Effective Practices for Supporting Children’s Social-Emotional Development and Preventing Challenging Behaviors. The Briefs describe practical strategies, provide references to more information about the practice, and include a one-page handout that highlights the major points of the Brief.
  • RtI Action Network
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