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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 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