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Positive Behavior Supports

Feelings and Behaviors

Please know that our staff is qualified to handle behavior issues with redirection and open communication. We will talk through feelings with your child and use positive reinforcement to correct negative behaviors.

Time-outs will be used at a minimum for poor behavior.

It's not uncommon that behaviors result from feelings that a child may be struggling to interpret. We will talk through your child's feelings and appropriate actions to show as a result of the feelings they are experiencing. 

Our staff implements Positive Behavioral Support practices to encourage children's positive behavior. We look beyond a child's negative behavior to try to find out why a child may be misbehaving. This is key in helping that child work through a difficulty they may be having and helping them learn to control their emotions and express their feelings in a positive and productive manor.


Parents: We will work closely with you to find a viable solution if inappropriate behavior continues. Do understand that Corporal punishment is a form a discipline that is inappropriate and will never occur at Altoona 8th Street Child Care.


Positive Behavior Supports

PBS provides a process to understand and resolve the problem behavior of individuals or children that is based on values and empirical research. It offers an approach to develop an understanding of why the child engages in problem behavior and strategies to prevent the occurrence of problem behavior while teaching the child new skills. Positive behavior support offers a holistic approach that considers all factors that have an impact on a child and the child’s behavior. It can be used to address problem behaviors that range from aggression, tantrums, and property destruction to social withdrawal.


Altoona Eighth Street’s PBS building wide expectations are:

  • Be Safe

  • Be Respectful

  • Be Kind

These expectations are integrated and shared with our children, teachers, and families routinely. Classroom expectations reflect these three building rules. We hold these same expectations for our administration, teachers, and parents. 


Let's work together to grow your child's social and emotional skills. 

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