This Early Childhood section includes resources focused on implementation of positive behavior support with young children (i.e., birth-5). It covers applications in preschool programs and home-based intervention with families.
Early childhood applications of positive behavior support embrace its features in that:
- parent-professional partnerships are considered essential,
- interventions are multi-component, assessment-based, and designed to fit within natural routines,
- data are used to assess progress and
- quality of life children, families, and other support providers is the ultimate goal.
Within early childhood practice, there is a special emphasis, however, on developmentally appropriate practice and fostering the social-emotional growth that needs to occur for children within their early years of life.RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES