STEP Head Start hosts PBIS kickoff event

More than 100 children and their families attended the Head Start PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) fall kickoff on Sept. 28 at the Clinton County Community Center, where PBIS is being implemented. The event engaged children and families in a variety of activities to promote social-emotional development based on three program-wide expectations: be safe, be kind and be responsible. PBIS promotes positive interactions and behavior in all settings. It provides a framework for parents and staff to work together to prevent and address challenging behavior.

Activities for the evening included a scavenger hunt, song and storytime, bee-themed crafts, snacks, games and activities focused on emotional development.

STEP staff and representatives of many community agencies were in attendance to offer information to Head Start families, including STEP Head Start policy council, STEP service navigation, Lock Haven city police, early intervention/Clinton and Lycoming counties, Keystone Central School District, the Lock Haven Shoe Bank, The Women’s Center, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Penn State Cooperative Extension, The Ross Library and the Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services.

STEP Head Start is part of the Early Learning Pathway to Success