Early Childhood Programs


Positive Behavior Intervention and Support

The Positive Behavior Support program provides training, coaching and support to child care center directors, teachers, and parents in the strategies and skills children need for successful social and emotional development.

The PBS program reflects a strong foundation of evidence-based strategies for early childhood settings. Each center is provided with, and trained to use, books that support the social emotional development of the child; visuals aids to instill self-awareness of feelings and the language to identify them; training and coaching in the implementation of Becky Bailey’s “Conscious Discipline” relaxation techniques which help children learn self-regulation strategies that will prevent explosive outbursts as well as Myrna B. Shure’s, “I Can Problem Solve” program.


Positive Behavior Intervention and Support is available in Broward County.  For more information, contact Mariela Betancourt at (954) 724-3847.



Jump Start Early Childhood Consultation

The Jump Start Early Childhood Consulation program is modeled after the evidence-based Georgetown University’s Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Model with the goals of increasing capacity of childcare providers to support children’s social-emotional development and manage challenging behaviors and to decrease preschool expulsion and teachers’ job-related stress. This county-wide initiative is led by the University of Miami and offers three levels of support:

  • Program Level: support center administrators in making changes to practices and/or policies to benefit all children and adults in the setting.
  • Classroom Level: works with teachers to decrease job-related stress and improve the quality of care and education by helping to identify attitudes, beliefs, practices, and conditions that may be undermining quality relationships between teachers and children. 
  • Child Level: helps parents and caregivers understand, assess, and address the child’s needs.

For more information, please contact:  Elizabeth Erban at 305.749.8622



Little Cruisers

Little Cruisers provides a safe, enriching setting in which children learn, explore, create, and thrive developmentally preparing them cognitively, physically and emotionally to enter school eager and ready to learn.  Little Cruisers serves children ages 6 weeks – 5 years old and is open to employees of Royal Carribean Cruise Line and their brands. Little Cruisers is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

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