The High Desert Education Service District’s First Step to Success program offers positive behavioral intervention for kindergarten, first and second grade classrooms. Referrals to the program are made by teachers, school administrators or counselors who work in partnership with First Step to Success staff and students in the classroom. The goal of the program is to teach and reinforce classroom skills necessary for long term success at school.
High Desert Education Service District
Bend Education Center
520 NW Wall St.
Bend, OR 97701
Toll Free: 1-866-910-2833
Regional PBIS/First Step Coordinator
First Step to Success is based on the Positive Behavioral Supports program used by many schools in Deschutes County. Areas of teaching include being safe, responsible and respectful in all situations at school. The Program also works to increases a child’s social skill based in learning how to be a good friend and becoming a leader in the classroom. As part of the First Step to Success Program families participate in HomeBase which includes six one-hour sessions focusing on positive reinforcement at home, sharing school, child development and celebrating time together as a family.
If you are interested in receiving First Step Services for a child who attends one of the schools listed below, you may contact the school directly and speak with the child’s teacher or you may contact the First Step Program Coordinator.
If you are interested in receiving First Step Services for a child whose school does not appear on this list please contact the First Step Program Coordinator.