Positive Behavior Support

Positive Behavior Support is the prevention and intervention of challenging behaviors displayed by young children. Positive strategies used to change behavior can include teaching new skills, preventing challenging behaviors and supporting the child in achieving meaningful, long-term results. Here are some resources:

 How can parents help?

  • Work to develop a positive attitude about school.
  • Teach your children the importance of behavior expectations at home, at school and in the community.
  • Volunteer in school activities.
  • Support with teaching and reinforcement of expectations at home and in community settings.
  • Take part in the instruction and reinforcement systems, if your child is part of a classroom or individual intervention program.
  • Celebrate your child’s successes.

 Texas Workforce Commission Expulsion Reduction and Prevention Policy Statement

TWC is committed to providing support and resources to child care and early education providers, caregivers and parents to assist in creating positive classroom climates, and in developing strategies to appropriately address challenging behaviors in order to reduce suspensions or expulsions from the child care setting.

TWC Expulsion Reduction and Prevention Policy Statement

Expulsion and Suspension Resources

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)—Resources that promote the social and emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age five

Understanding and Eliminating Expulsion in Early Childhood Programs—Information and resources provided by the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center

Implementing Policies to Reduce the Likelihood of Preschool Expulsion—A study by Walter S. Gilliam with the Foundation for Child Development that discusses the predictors of preschool expulsion and seven recommendations for reducing it

Reducing Suspension and Expulsion in Early Childhood Settings Resources—Resource links for states, providers and parents