Tier 1 Early Childhood Positive Behavior Support

A Program-wide Model of Positive Behavior Support in Early Childhood Settings
http://jei.sagepub.com/cgi/content/short/29/4/337
This article describes successful implementation of program-wide positive behavioral support in an early childhood program in southeast Kansas. SEK-CAP Head Start is a national model of the Teaching Pyramid Model approach to promoting the social-emotional development of young children.

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning: Family Training Tools
http://www.vanderbilt.edu/csefel/familytools.html
Family tools are 4-page color illustrated vignettes with step-by-step intervention guides focusing on a specific replacement behavior. Topics include teaching your child to identify and express emotions and teaching your child to cooperate with requests.

Making Friends: Assisting Children’s Early Relationships
http://www.fpg.unc.edu/~snapshots/snap55.pdf
A chapter on friendships and the summary article available on the website review the evidence regarding the formation of friendships between preschoolers with and without disabilities. Recommendations for fostering such friendships are provided for family members and providers, in support of inclusive services for young children.

Playground Rules Learning Center
http://flpbs.fmhi.usf.edu/revision07/schoolwide/schoolexamples/Expectations & Rules/Playground Rules Learning Center.pdf
This document provides a twelve-page guide for teaching playground expectations at an elementary school, primary for early grades (K-2).

Promoting Social and Emotional Competence
http://www.vanderbilt.edu/csefel/modules.html
These modules were designed based on input gathered during focus groups with program administrators, training/technical assistance providers, early educators, and family members about the types of training that would be most useful in addressing the social-emotional needs of young children. The content of the modules is consistent with evidence-based practices identified through a thorough review of the literature.

Positive Beginnings: Supporting Young Children with Challenging Behavior
Hanline, M.F., Wetherby, A., Woods, J., Fox, L., & Lentini, R. (2004)
http://pbs.fsu.edu/return.html
Training modules for use of PBS in addressing the challenging behavior of young children in “real world” settings, including home visiting programs and preschools. Topics of modules include social and communication development, determining meaning of challenging behavior, positive behavior interventions and supports, teaming to build a behavior support plan, intervention in everyday settings, and supporting families

Positive Behavior Support in Early Childhood Settings
Jack, S. L., & Lindeman, D.P. (2004)
www.kskits.org/ta/Packets/PosBehSupportPDF/pyramid.pdf
Technical assistance training packet describes the Teaching Pyramid, a framework that promotes young children’s social/emotional development and positive relationships.

Snapshot: Making Friends: Assisting Children’s Early Relationships
http://www.fpg.unc.edu/~snapshots/snap55.pdf
A chapter on friendships and the summary article available on the website review the evidence regarding the formation of friendships between preschoolers with and without disabilities. Recommendations for fostering such friendships are provided for family members and providers, in support of inclusive services for young children.

 
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