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and Summit Counties


PBIS in Early Childhood

What is PBIS?

Children running in a line
Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is a framework used to organize a broad range of systemic and individualized strategies for achieving important social and learning outcomes in school communities while preventing problem behavior. The key attributes of PBIS include preventive activities, data-based decision making, and a problem solving orientation (Horner, 2000; Lewis & Sugai, 1999; Sugai, 2000; Weigle, 1997).
PBIS in early childhood settings is a tiered framework of prevention strategies and evidence- based interventions for promoting the social, emotional, and behavioral development of ALL young children. To learn more about Early Childhood PBIS, visit Ohio Department of Education and Workforce's website. 


Who Can I Talk to About Early Childhood PBIS...

Michelle Smith
Smith, Michelle
Educational Consultant
Office: 330-929-6634 x 511286
Stacey Smith
Smith, Stacey
Assistant Director/Educational Consultant
Office: 330-929-6634 x 511401