Pearl Buck Preschool Highlighted in Australia's Healthy Start Program
Pearl Buck Preschool Director, Renée K. Van Norman, Ph.D., recently shared the school's model with Healthy Start, a program funded by the Australian Government Department of Families and Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. This webinar focuses on an exciting approach to educating and supporting young children and their families with special learning needs through a wrap-around service delivery model with 60 years of history. Learn about this Comprehensive Support System highlighting Program-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports designed and implemented to prepare children and their families for the K--12 school system.
Family-Focused Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports: A Model Program for Supporting Parents with Learning Differences
Join Preschool Director, Renée Van Norman, Ph.D., as she describes a tiered model of prevention and promotion that focuses on providing comprehensive interventions and supports to children and their families by matching the intensity of interventions to the individual need for support (McIntosh et al., 2006). In this preschool program-wide model, universal-level supports were delivered to families through carefully crafted school-wide activities and Family Fun/Education Nights. Secondary and tertiary-level supports were provided through home visits and classroom instruction. Assessment data and related tools as part of a system of continuous quality improvement is shared.
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Pearl Buck Preschool Earns Prestigious Designation
Pearl Buck Preschool has successfully achieved the prestigious Oregon Program of Quality (OPQ) Designation. The OPQ process enhances and recognizes the quality of child care programs, resulting in a state designation as a quality program.
“Pearl Buck Preschool is elated to have achieved this prestigious designation for our specialized educational program serving the children of parents with cognitive limitations and for our collaboration with Head Start and Early Head Start,” stated Renée K. Van Norman, Program Director. “We believe it is every child’s right to access quality early childhood education and care programs to support children in reaching their full potential in all of life’s domains.”
Positive Behavior Support (PBIS) Implemented Across Program
We are safe. We are respectful. We work together. We are fun. These are the four agreements of Pearl Buck Preschool.
Approximately one year ago, Pearl Buck Preschool teachers gathered together and agreed to the following commitment: "Behavior support is one of the top three goals for our program, and I am committed to at least three years of implementing Program-wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support."