oec: Pyramid Implementation

Pyramid Implementation

Pyramid Model Implementation in Connecticut


What is the Pyramid Model?

The Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children is a positive behavioral intervention and support framework early childhood practitioners, caregivers and families can use to promote young children's social and emotional development and prevent and address challenging behavior. The Pyramid Model is focused on building positive relationships, developing supportive and nurturing environments, and providing individualized behavior supports when needed. The model uses evidence-based practices and a public health model for all children, supports for some children who need more supports and those few children that need targeted supports to address persistent challenging behavior.

The Pyramid Model stresses the importance of sustainability, data-based decision making and fidelity to practices.

For more information on the model: challengingbehavior.cbcs.usf.edu

Connecticut's Leadership Team (The CPP)

Mission: Building a statewide system for Pyramid Model implementation in order to enhance the competencies of those that care for, educate and support young children and their families.

Vision: Connecticut is a state that supports the social and emotional well-being of all young children and their families.

The CPP meets the first Friday of every month from 9-11:30 in Rocky Hill.

For more information contact:

Deb Resnick at 860-500-4407 or deb.resnick@ct.gov

What's New

Training and Technical Assistance

Training Calendar (coming soon)





Crosswalks (coming soon)

Parents, Families and Caregivers

At every tier of the Pyramid Model, practitioners and programs should consider what strategies might be used to welcome and support diverse families; how to create opportunities to learn from families; strategies for partnering with families to promote child outcomes; and providing the supports and services that families might need to promote their child's skill development.
(Fox & Swett, 2017, p. 86).

Family Engagement in PBIS.pdf




Implementation Sites

Pyramid implementation is being supported in the following communities and programs (Cohort 1):

{Pyramid Towns and Programs}

1) Tools

-Program Implementation

-Site Application

2) Data Collection Schedule

3) Data Collection Tools

-Program Benchmarks of Quality

-Behavior Incident Report Forms

Pyramid Partnership Application

Pyramid Partnership Video (MP4)

Hexagon Video (MP4)

Pyramid_Implementation Application Cohort 2 (PDF)

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