Normandy Early Learning Center Behavioral Guidelines Mission Statement
Positive Behavior Intervention Support
The Normandy Early Childhood Center staff is committed to working in partnership with families to build academic excellence in a supportive climate that ensures and develops respect, safety, and responsibility in all students.
School Wide-PBIS Basics
Our building’s reason for implementing PBIS is to give teachers more time for instruction. By doing this we are also providing students with feedback and reinforcement to help them succeed in all areas. To be successful in these areas we need to give students regular, specific, and positive feedback and reinforcement to help them achieve our expectations of respect, being safe, and responsibility.
Why Regular, Specific, and Positive Feedback?
- Feedback helps create a positive and predictable environment.
- A positive environment provides a higher ratio of positive to negative.
- A positive environment is one in which compliance receives more attention than non-compliance.
- Students in a classroom with higher ratios of positives to negatives will have increased time in learning (students demonstrate the behavior we give the most attention to.)
Feedback should be:
- Contingent on students meeting expectations.
- Specific about what behavior met the expectations.
- Genuine in tone and intent (no sarcasm). Students don’t understand sarcasm, no matter the maturity level.
Behavior/Discipline - Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) is a critical framework supporting schools in creating a climate where all students can achieve and learn. PBIS is one of the foremost advancements in school-wide systems of support for schools promoting proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting students and positive school climate. PBIS is a tiered approach to systematic behavioral interventions and positive acknowledgement of students enhancing the capacity of schools, families and communities.
- NELC is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children in four major areas:
- Building positive relationships with children, families, and colleagues
- Creating environments for children that support healthy development
- Practicing evidence-based strategies for teaching social skills
- Utilizing a team approach to develop positive behavior support plans for those children with persistent challenging behavior, teachers help children to understand their feelings and the feelings of others.
The universal oath and behavior expectation for Normandy Early Learning Center students is simple:
I am a Positive Panther. I show respect. I am safe. I am responsible.
The teacher will deal with everyday discipline problems through the following steps:
- Encourage the child to verbalize their feelings and give important details of the incident.
- Discuss with the child the inappropriateness of the misbehavior, and redirection to appropriate behaviors and activities.
- Child will be encouraged to learn and use self-control.
- Occasionally, children will experience the temporary loss of a privilege or activity as a consequence of their misbehavior.
- Children who are involved in conflicts will be given opportunities and guidance to work out their differences in a friendly and constructive matter.
Each year the class determines the classroom rules that they will have posted. The PBIS rules for the entire school are universal. The teacher facilitates the process of following these universal rules/expectations by reviewing appropriate aspects of the expectations daily.