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Positive Behavior Support Corner
Program Wide Positive Behavior Support Program (PBS)
SHUMPS is proud to have adopted a center-wide model for helping children learn social skills and appropriate behavior. Every classroom teacher and all of the program staff will be working together to teach your child the following behavior expectations:
“Be a Friend”
Most people know how to express joy. They smile and laugh. Many know how to express love with a caring look, a hug, words like “I love you.” Emotions children also need to learn how to appropriately express are anger, fear, and sadness. They need to understand that these are normal emotions. Teach them to use their words to express these feelings. Read books with them such as “How Do I Feel?”, “Calm Down” or “Duck & Goose”.
“Be God’s Child”
Use some of the following to teach children about the Bible and Prayer: Read in an appropriate children’s Bible Genesis 6-9 about Noah’s Ark and pray “Dear God, thank you for rainbows and for keeping your promise to us.” Read in Genesis 15 & 17 about Abraham trusting god and pray “Dear God, help me to be a blessing to others.” Read in Genesis 18 about the angels visiting Abraham and Sarah and pray “Dear God, help me to trust your promises.”
Being safe describes using tools the right way and using safety skills. When cleaning up toys, you can tell your child “be safe” and explain that if a toy is on the floor, someone might step on it and get hurt or break the toy. When they are going from one place to another, you can tell your child to “use walking feet” because you don’t want them to fall and hurt themselves. Being safe is important when you are with your child in the community. When they go to parks or they are in school playground remind your child that you expect her/him to go up the steps, then down the slide , feet first, sit on their bottom on swings, gates are for adults only to open, to stay with mom or dad at all times, so she/he can “be safe”.
Show kindness and courtesy. Being respectful starts with a basic consideration of other people’s feelings. First respect your child. Encourage them to use good manners (“Please”, “Thank You”, “May I”, “I’m Sorry”). Help them be respectful of other people by using inside voices and listening ears, keeping hands and feet to themselves, being responsible to clean up, and also teach them to respect people who are different from them.
Our PBS Mission:
Our leadership team will create, implement, support and sustain the development of school wide positive social emotional skills with our staff, children and families.