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Program-Wide Positive Behavior Supports

Promoting Social and Emotional Competence in Young Children

Program-Wide Positive Behavior Support is system-wide program specifically designed for to promote social and emotional competence in preschool aged children.

The program is based on research conducted by the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning along with the University of Illinois, the University of South Florida, and Vanderbilt University.

It is an approach for developing an understanding of the function of behavior and teaching new skills to replace challenging behavior. PBIS is a holistic approach that considers all of the factors that impact a child, a family, and the child´s behavior. It is the only comprehensive approach that is evidence-based and addresses challenging behaviors within a variety of natural settings.



Links to national sites:

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning:


Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention

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