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PBIS Mission

Create and maintain safe learning environments by establishing the foundation for positive and nurturing relationships to promote independence, respect, and pride in our children, families, and staff for their future

The following centers have achieved Tier 1 Sustaining Fidelity for implementing Program Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports for the 21-22 school year.

  • Dunmore

  • Elk Lake

  • Honesdale

  • Old Forge

  • West Scranton 1

  • West Scranton 2

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PBIS Vision


Together we are building:




Resilient children by increasing the


Leadership, and

Empowerment In our staff and families

Families, Staff, and PBIS

Positive Behavior Intervention and Support

Program Wide Expectations


The Benefits of PBIS

* Influence a child’s emotional, cognitive and social development
* Help children develop secure relationships with other adults
* Help children develop good peer relationships
* Help reduce the frequency of behavior problems
* Help children develop positive self esteem
* Results in higher rates of child engagement

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Positive Parenting at Home

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Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Helpful can be supported at home as well as school.

  • Talk to your child about what he or she is doing at school.

  • Help him or her practice skills at home (cleaning up, washing hands)

  • Remind your child about the rules at school (Listening ears, Looking Eyes, Walking Feet, Helping Hands, and Quiet Voices)

  • Let your child know that you are proud of how they behave when they follow the rules at school and home.


  1. Praise your child when they do the right things

  2. Fill your child’s bucket with positives

  3. Separate feelings for the child from feelings about the behavior

  4. Tell your child what to do, instead of what not to do

  5. State the rules calmly; be firm but do not yell

  6. Stay firm in your decisions, follow through

  7. Be consistent in your expectations and your reactions to inappropriate behavior

  8. Be consistent in your family’s daily routine

  9. Be a good role model, your child is always watching!

  10. Find special time to spend together and Have Fun!

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What you can expect to see in our classrooms?

  • Positive relationships between children and teachers

  • Visuals and Books used to encourage desired behavior

    • 3 Classroom Expectations - Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Helpful

    • Picture schedules

    • Mascots-Buzzy the Bee, and Tucker the Turtle

    • Reward systems-bucket fillers, sticker chart, etc.

  • Soft, quiet areas available for children to utilize throughout the day including Al’s Place.

The Pyramid Model

What is the Pyramid Model?

The Pyramid Model is a conceptual framework of evidence-based practices for promoting young children’s healthy social and emotional development.

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