Discussion of Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) at annual conference
Representatives of The Children’s Workshop (with location in Massachusetts and Rhode Island) were chosen to present at last week’s NAEYC 2018 Professional Learning Institute in Austin, TX.
Members of the leadership and education department discussed PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) adoption in a session titled, Five years later: Reflecting on lessons learned from a large-scale PBIS implementation.
Presenters Julie Boutwell, Nicole Chiello, and Heather Grocott offered important lessons learned in self-assessment around the PBIS system: what is working, what isn’t, and where the company should go from here. This session focused on improving teachers’ and administrators’ understanding of how best to manage challenging behaviors and teach social/emotional skills, while increasing staff and student retention rates.
“The vision for the presentation is to increase awareness among early childhood professionals around early childhood mental health,” stated Bailey Kent, Chief Education Officer of The Children’s Workshop. “The session will provide reflection around the importance of social-emotional development. The research-proven, PBIS implementation has lasting implications that point toward improved outcomes for both children and adults, and thus for society as a whole. Our team has learned some significant lessons through this process and we are honored to present at the event.”
The presenters have over 30 years of cumulative experience at the company. The Children’s Workshop offers high-quality education for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years with programs for infants, toddlers, preschool, PreK and before and after school care.