Early Childhood - Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (EC-PBIS)

Early Childhood (EC) Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Family Child Care series teaches participants how to apply the Pyramid Model model to classroom-based settings for ages birth-5. The Pyramid Model is a framework of evidence-based practices that reduces challenging behavior and supports the development of children’s social and emotional skills.

Training Credit

  • 22 hours

Training Audience

  • Child Development Homes (CDH)

i-PoWeR Professional Workforce Registry

Iowa's Early Childhood and School Age Professional Workforce Registry (i-PoWeR) is a comprehensive registry where you can find and enroll in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) approved professional development opportunities related to early childhood and school-age professionals. It will also maintain a record of your professional achievements. Approved training opportunities can be accessed by visiting i-PoWeR below.

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Training Narrative for EC-PBIS Family Child Care

Includes the following classes:

  • Module 1: Building Relationships and Creating Supportive Environments in Family Child Care Settings (10 hrs)
    • Challenging Behavior: What It's All About
    • Building a Solid Foundation: Relationship Between Behavior and Social-Emotional Development
    • Creating Environments that Promote Engagement and Prevent Challenging Behavior
    • Age-Appropriate Expectations and Maintaining a Positive Learning Environment
  • Module 2: Social Emotional Teaching Strategies (10 hrs)
    • Teaching Social-Emotional Skills and Emotional Literacy
    • Helping Children Develop Empathy and Managing Strong Feelings
    • Friendship Skills
    • Problem Solving Skills

IQ4K® Alignment

The updated series aligns with Iowa Quality For Kids (IQ4K®) requirements. Refer to the IQ4K webpage for more information.

Tools for addressing challenging behaviors.

Provider Tools

Participant Implementation Guide

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Relationships Implementation Guide Checklist for FCC (IQ4K® Level 3)

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Environments Implementation Guide Checklist for FCC (IQ4K® Level 3)

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Expectations, Activities & Feedback Implementation Guide Checklist for FCC (IQ4K® Level 3)

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Emotions & Emotional-Regulation Implementation Guide Checklist for FCC (IQ4K® Level 4)

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Friendship & Problem-Solving Implementation Guide Checklist for FCC (IQ4K® Level 4)

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EC-PBIS-FCC Benchmarks of Quality (IQ4K® Level 5)

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National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI) Resource Page

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