Using the expectations and fair and simple rules for him, he was able to go from multiple tantrums and meltdowns every day to finishing the year with no meltdowns at all.

-Program Teacher

Implementation Needs Assessment

How We Work

Once the assessment is completed a formal recommendation will be provided to layout a strategic plan. A timeline of implementation will be discussed.




An experienced facilitator will review your program's needs by conducting a formal needs assessment.

Facilitators will assist in the guidance and implementation of the recommendations included in the strategic plan.

Included in the needs assessment (approx 1-2hrs in duration):

-Leadership Onboarding

-All Staff Climate & Culture Assessment

-Recommendations for Implementation

Our experienced facilitators will assist you with identifying the right path to begin your journey in the implementation of Pyramid Model/PBIS. Research indicates that implementation of PBIS with fidelity typically averages about 3-5 years for Tier 1 & requires a strong commitment from administration. SPEC facilitators will provide answers to questions about the implementation timeline & process.

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There are many options for implementation. Each early childhood program & LEA is unique. Therefore, one size does not fill all. In order to provide the right level of support for each program & LEA, SPEC facilitators will provide a no cost on-site or remote needs assessment. This needs assessment will provide administration with options to begin the implementation process. We also recognize that each program & LEA has resource limitations. Our experienced team of professionals can help explore a variety of ways to support funding; which may include submission of applications for grant funds.

Teacher level outcomes:

  • Increased teacher competence & confidence in supporting development of social emotional wellness.
  • More intentional teaching & purposeful support of children’s social emotional development.
  • Decreased staff turnover.
  • Increase staff satisfaction & retention rates.

Program/ LEA level outcomes:

  • Decreased administrative & teacher time spent addressing challenging behavior.
  • Increased satisfaction of staff & families.
  • Clearly articulated & implemented policies & procedures.
  • Stronger collaboration with mental health providers.

Child level outcomes:

  • Elimination of time out, resulting in more learning opportunities.
  • Increases in social skills.
  • Decreases in challenging behavior.
  • Reduce expulsions.
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Early Childhood Needs Assessment Process