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

Early Childhood (EC) Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Infant Toddler 2023 series teaches participants how to apply the Pyramid Model model to classroom-based settings for ages 0-3. 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

  • 18 hours

Training Audience

  • Center Directors
  • Infant and Toddler Classroom Staff

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.

i-PoWeR Link

Training Narrative for EC-PBIS Infant Toddler 2023

Includes the following classes:

  • Content in Modules 1-6 cover Understanding Social-Emotional Development, Relationships, Responsive Routines Schedules & Environments, Understanding Behavior, Teaching About Feelings and Promoting Positive Peer Interactions
    • Module 1: Introduction and Understanding Social-Emotional Development (2.5 hours)
    • Module 2: Focusing on Relationships (2.5 hours)
    • Module 3: Responsive Routines, Schedules and Environments (1.5 hours)
    • Module 4: Understanding Behavior (2.5 hours)
    • Module 5: Teaching About Feelings (1 hour)
    • Module 6: Promoting Positive Peer Interactions (1 hour)
  • Content in Modules 7 & 8 covers Individualized Teaching and Challenging Behavior
    • Module 7: Individualized Teaching (3 hours)
    • Module 8: Challenging Behavior (3 hours)

IQ4K® Alignment

The updated series aligns with Iowa Quality For Kids (IQ4K®) requirements for levels 4 and 5. Refer to IQ4K Center Requirements for more information.

Tools for addressing challenging behaviors.

Provider Tools


  • Early Childhood Iowa/Mental Health

National Resources

  • National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI)
  • Pyramid Model Consortium

Online Training

  • Infant Toddler E-Pyramid Model

Quality Resources

  • Child Screen/Assessment ECLKC
  • EC Assessment REL
  • EC-CAP Evaluation NAEYC
  • IQ4K Interaction & Relationship Assessment
  • Learn the Signs. Act Early.