Title

Culturally Responsive Pyramid Model Practices: Program-Wide Positive Behavior Support for Young Children

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Abstract

This conceptual article reviews current research on racial disparities in disciplinary practices in early childhood education and work to address these issues within a positive behavior support (PBS) framework. Building largely on the Pyramid Model, recommendations and a culturally responsive approach are suggested for use within a program-wide PBS framework in early childhood settings. Future directions are discussed to guide efforts toward reducing disparate racial discipline practices in early childhood programs.