Providing a safe and nurturing community for all students is essential in order to establish an environment conducive to learning. A classroom community is fostered through respecting individual differences, building positive relationships with each child and fostering friendships. Social interactions are utilized to teach children effective problem solving skills and coping strategies. Students learn school behavior through structure, routines, and clear and consistent expectations. Classroom management is approached through a model of Positive Behavioral Support techniques, which range from classroom wide systems to individual support plans. Challenging behaviors are dealt with systematically with the help of trained support specialists.