Wayzata Early Learning School

Our Approach

Buzzy BeeMeet our mascot - Buzzy Bee. He reminds our students to be safe, kind and helpful. You will see him on posters in our classrooms, hallways, bathrooms and large motor areas!

We rely on Buzzy Bee to help us introduce our students and families to PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support). This is an approach used throughout our district to help staff build positive relationships with children and prevent challenging behavior at school. This is accomplished by:

  • creating supportive and safe environments in which students can learn, and
  • teaching age-appropriate social-emotional skills as part of our early childhood curriculum.

Students benefit from the PBIS approach by learning:

  • how to respond to conflict in a positive, healthy way
  • what kind of behavior is expected in our k-12 classrooms

Let us know if you want to learn more!

Contact

Sandi Arndt
Early Childhood Education Coordinator
763-745-5292
Sandi.Arndt@wayzataschools.org

Robin Henslin
Early Childhood Special Education Supervisor
763-745-5042
Robin.Henslin@wayzataschools.org

Kristina Lybeck
Social Worker
763-745-5244
Kristina.Lybeck@wayzataschools.org

Karen Haring
Program Support Specialist
763-745-5290
Karen.Haring@wayzataschools.org

Early Childhood PBIS Handbook

Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Helpful!

We teach, practice, and learn these skills so that we can be successful at school, home and in the community.

We use posters and visuals to remind students of expectations and promote positive behavior. We also use simple, positive language that tells students what to do rather than what not to do (ex: "walking feet!" instead of "don't run!").


Classroom Hallway Bathroom Playground Motor Room

Children’s Expectations

Be Safe
  • Walking feet
  • Hands to yourself
  • Walking feet
  • Stay together
  • Use your eyes
  • Walking feet
  • Wait your turn
  • Stay in the bathroom
  • Use your eyes
  • Use equipment right
  • Use your eyes
  • Use equipment right
  • Use slow feet
Be Kind
  • Inside voice
  • Take turns & share
  • Use kind words
  • Quiet voice
  • Hands to yourself
  • Quiet voice
  • Hands to yourself
  • Privacy
  • Invite others to play
  • Use kind words
  • Quiet voice
  • Invite others to play
  • Use kind words
Be Helpful
  • Keep your space clean
  • Follow teacher directions
  • Stay in line
  • Pick-up your things
  • Stay to the side
  • Towels in trashcan
  • Keep stools in place
  • Puts toys away
  • Come when teacher calls
  • Puts toys away
  • Come when teacher calls

Community Resources

The Pyramid Model Consortium
A wealth of information about The Pyramid Model.

Children’s Crisis and Response
24 hour in-home crisis intervention for children under 18 years of age and their families. 
Phone 651-774-7000

Technical Assistance Center on Social-Emotional Intervention
TACSEI is a free resource for parents of children at risk for social-emotional delays or behavioral difficulties.

Center on the Social-Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
CSEFEL is a free national resource center for parents and teachers of children at risk for social-emotional delays.

American Academy of Pediatrics
Comprehensive website on children’s development and health, parenting concerns, and the Academy’s policies and recommendations on numerous issues regarding children.

Zero to Three
Research, parenting information, advocacy for birth to three year olds, publications and e-newsletters for parents, recommendations on numerous issues regarding young children.