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PAEC 803

Response to Intervention


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First Step to Success

First Step to Success

An Early Intervention Program for Young Children with Challenging Behaviors

"First Step to Success is an early intervention that helps children who are at risk for developing or who demonstrate anti-social or aggressive behaviors get off to the best possible start in school. This intervention is appropriate for students Pre-K through 3rd grade. First Step to Success incorporates the use of a trained behavior coach who works with each student and his or her class peers, teacher, and parents for approximately 50 to 60 hours over a 3-month period. Major components of the program include:

  • class-wide screening,
  • CLASS, a classroom-based curriculum, and
  • HomeBase, a module involving families in the intervention process"

- From the First Step to Success website http://www.firststeptosuccess.org/



Please visit this page for a video about First Step to Success implementation in PAEC schools.


Materials for coaches and teachers: