Climbing the Pyramid: Building Advanced Tiers in a Preschool Setting

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1,6
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 2: Promoting Social and Emotional Development

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. consider potential barriers to implementation.
  2. explain unique considerations for implementing Tier 2 and 3 interventions in early childhood settings.
  3. describe three interventions that can be used at the Tier 2 and 3 levels in early childhood settings.
  4. recognize the purpose of a three-tiered model in early childhood settings.


Program-wide positive behavior supports (PW-PBS) can be effective in reducing problem behavior and increasing prosocial behavior in preschool settings. Even with a strong universal system in place, some children will need more intensive supports to address specific social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. This session will describe the development and implementation of advanced tiers (i.e., 2 and 3) within one low-income preschool setting. Specific interventions and processes for data-based decision making will be described.



Lyndsie A. Erdy, Devereux Center for Effective Schools
Rachel A. Eisenberg, Devereux Center for Effective Schools

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