Insights from Jolly Toddlers: Reflections on Practice of PBIS and Correspondence to E3

The role of positive interactions-- child-child, teacher-child, teacher-teacher --is receiving greater significance in the discussion of high-quality early learning settings. And deservedly so. In Pennsylvania, we've seen the introduction and increased use of the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale, Third Edition (E3) which shifts the observed indicators to focus more on intentional teaching and adult-child interactions for preschool age groups (3- to 5-year-olds). We have also seen an increase in the promotion and use of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in early childhood programs. In light of this, we decided to take a close-up look at a program that is fully implementing PBIS in their classrooms and how this practice relates to E3.  CLICK HERE to learn more about Jolly Toddlers, a STAR 4 program in Bucks County.