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

Early Childhood (EC) Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Preschool 2023 series teaches participants how to apply the Pyramid Model model to classroom-based settings for ages 3-5. 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

  • 26 hours

Training Audience

  • Preschool Directors and Staff
  • Center Directors and Preschool 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 Preschool 2023

Includes the following classes:

  • Content in Modules 1-3 covers Nurturing & Responsive Relationships, High-Quality Supportive Environments and Teaching Social-Emotional Skills
    • Module 1: Nurturing and Responsive Relationships (6.5 hours)
    • Module 2: High-Quality, Supportive Environments (5.5 hours)
    • Module 3: Teaching Social-Emotional Skills (6 hours)
  • Content in Modules 4-6 covers Individualized Teaching of Social-Emotional Skills, Addressing Challenging Behavior and an Overview of Prevent-Teach Reinforce for Young Children
    • Module 4: Individualized Teaching of Social-Emotional Skills (2 hours)
    • Module 5: Addressing Challenging Behavior (4.5 hours)
    • Module 6: Overview of Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Young Children (1.5 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.