Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
What is it?
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, or PBIS, is a Program-wide behavior plan that Jefferson-Clarion Head Start Inc. is implementing this school year. The goal is to:
1. Build a culture of nurturing and positive relationships between staff, family, and children.
2. Proactively teach children social-emotional competencies.
3. Work together to support staff by increasing skills to provide a positive classroom environment.
How Does it Work?
As a program, we have developed behavior expectations for all areas including the classroom, hallways, playground, bus, bathrooms, and table manners. These expectations were then broken down into rules placed in a “Behavior Matrix” that describes what each expectation looks like, sounds like, and feels like. We will teach these behaviors to the students, practice them, and reinforce them.