Important Pyramid Model Training Information
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June 2016 Pyramid Model Video Conference: Overview of the Pyramid Model and some practical strategies for helping to reduce challenging behaviors in your classrooms
Building System Capacity in New York to Support Children's Social and Emotional Development: Early Care and Learning Survey Results
During the winter of 2015, the Pyramid Model Partnership distributed an online survey to administrators of early care and learning programs licensed or overseen by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, New York State Department of Health and the New York State Education Department about challenges faced by providers in supporting young children who exhibit challenging behaviors. About 1,200 respondents completed the survey. Overall, respondents acknowledged that they are challenged by children’s behaviors and would enthusiastically welcome additional training on social and emotional teaching strategies. Further, survey results indicated that while the majority of programs did not ask children to leave or take a break from their programs, about one in six respondents used suspensions, expulsions or both. To read the survey summary, click here. At the end of the survey summary, there’s a link to resources on social and emotional learning.
New York State Pyramid Model Partnership
Vision: All New York State infants, toddlers, young children and their families will be supported in their social-emotional development to promote their success in school and life.
Overview: Social and emotional well-being sets the foundation for the development and learning of infants, toddlers and young children. The Early Childhood Advisory Council - comprised of experts in child care, education, health care, family support and mental health - has identified the critical need to better support and teach young children and families social and emotional skills. In response, the New York State Council on Children and Families took the lead in bringing together a team of public and private agencies to form a new partnership to provide more early childhood professional development opportunities. This new partnership, the New York State Pyramid Model Partnership, will promote the statewide use of the Pyramid Model, an evidence-based framework proven to be an effective approach to building social and emotional competence in early care and education programs.
Initial funding for the implementation of the Pyramid Model is being provided by the New York State Council on Children and Families, the Head Start Collaboration Project and New York State Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health). Staff support is being provided by all members of the Partnership.
Goals: The New York State Pyramid Model Partnership will work collaboratively to:
- Increase the number of early childhood trainers and coaches providing professional development to the early childhood workforce to meet the social and emotional development needs of young children;
- Support partnerships between practitioners and parents;
- Support the implementation and sustainability of the Pyramid Model in early childhood settings; and
- Evaluate the effectiveness of implementing the Pyramid Model in New York State.
With its emphasis on strong relationships, support for social competence and preventing and addressing challenging behaviors in infants, toddlers and young children, the Pyramid Model is congruent with other New York State early childhood efforts to set the foundation for development and lifelong learning. These existing efforts include:
- The strategic plan of the New York State Early Childhood Advisory Council.
- Promoting positive school climates through the implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). New York State Education Department. http://nyspbis.org/.
- Establishing guidance on evidence-based practices for addressing the social-emotional development of very young children (Early Childhood Advisory Council/Early Intervention Coordinating Council Joint Task Force on Social-Emotional Development). COMING SOON!
- Creating a formal mental health endorsement/credential for professionals working with infants. http://www.mi-aimh.org/league-of-states-2015.
- Supporting the provision of evidence-based services for children experiencing social-emotional development and mental health issues through the redesign of New York’s Medicaid Program.
New York State Pyramid Model Partnership:
Leadership Team Agencies
- Capital District Child Care Coordinating Council (CD-CCCC)
- Community Technical Assistance Center of NYS (CTAC)
- Docs for Tots
- Early Care & Learning Council (ECLC)
- Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC)
- Head Start Region II Technical Assistance Center
- NY Center for Child Development
- NYC Administration for Children Services (ACS): Division of Early Care and Education
- NYC Department of Education (DOE): Division of Early Childhood Education
- NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH)
- New York State Association for the Education of Young Children (NYSAEYC)
- NYS Council on Children and Families (CCF)
- NYS Education Department (SED): Office of Early Learning
- NYS Education Department (SED): Office of Special Education - Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Technical Assistance Center, Regional Special Education Technical Assistance and Support Centers (RSE-TASC), Special Education Parent Centers, Early Childhood Direction Centers
- NYS Head Start Collaboration Project
- NYS Department of Health (DOH): Division of Family Health
- NYS Association for Infant Mental Health
- NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS): Divisions of Child Care and Child Welfare
- NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH)
- NYS Parenting Education Partnership (NYSPEP)
- NYS United Teachers (NYSUT)
- Prevent Child Abuse – NY (PCANY)
- Professional Development Institute, City University of New York (PDI CUNY)
- Professional Development Program, University at Albany (PDP)
Pyramid Model: Overview and Materials
- Pyramid Model Preschool Modules Overview (ppt.)
- Pyramid Model Preschool Modules Overview Webinar Recording (audio may be intermittent)
- Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)
- CSEFEL - Pyramid Model: What Works Briefs
- CSEFEL - Pyramid Model: Book Nooks -Practical Ideas
- CSEFEL - Pyramid Model: Preschool Modules
Important Information for Master Cadre Trainers
- Owning Your Own Small Business PowerPoint (2016)
- Master Cadre Informational Booklet (10/27/16)
- Master Cadre Training Schedule Approval Form (Word Doc)
- Master Cadre Training Session Debrief Form (10/27/16) (Word Doc)
- Training Needs: Things to Consider when Selecting a Room (Word Document)
- Flyer: Infants & Toddler MODULE ONE ONLY (Word Doc)
- Flyer: Infants &Toddler 3 Sessions (Word Doc)
- Flyer: Preschool MODULE ONE ONLY (Word Doc)
- Flyer: Preschool 4 Sessions (Word Doc)
- Aspire Training Calendar
- Using the Aspire Registry and the PDP Portal
- Educational Incentive Program (EIP)
- Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)
- Early Childhood Resources on Social and Emotional Development
- Pyramid Model: 101 PowerPoint (2015)
- Pyramid Model:EIP PowerPoint (2016)
- Pyramid Model: Preschool Overview PowerPoint (2016)
- Pyramid Model Overview for CCR&R's PowerPoint (2016)
- Pyramid Model Webinar for CCRRs Webinar Recording
- NYS Pyramid Model Master Cadre Orientation Prezi (2015)
- Pyramid Model Modules Evaluation
- Master Cadre Prezi Presentation
Master Cadre Evaluation Information
The New York State Pyramid Model Leadership Team is focused on showing the impact of Pyramid Model implementation in New York State. A group of dedicated evaluation professionals on the Leadership Team have reviewed the work of other states and have developed an evaluation plan for the goals identified.
At this time, there is a focus on Increasing the number of early childhood trainers and coaches providing professional development to the early childhood workforce to meet the social and emotional development needs of young children. In response, the Leadership Team has created 11 evaluation forms, one associated with each Module. Trainers are expected to evaluate their trainings and use the online forms provided. Forms have been strategically developed to accommodate New York State, and meet the content needs of The Pyramid Model. The Leadership Team has also developed a Master Cadre Training Session Debrief. This document will allow trainers to summarize each training session that they conduct.
The evaluation strategies identified will help the Pyramid Model Leadership Team to better adapt the Pyramid Model to New York State, and to monitor expansion and address need as well as demonstrate impact to funders and policy makers. Most importantly, this process will help New York State to foster and support a strong group of trainers in the Pyramid Model.
Pyramid Model Master Cadre Evaluation Forms:
- Infant Toddler Module 1, pdf, Spanish
- Infant Toddler Module 2, pdf, Spanish
- Infant Toddler Module 3, pdf, Spanish
- Infant Toddler Module 4, pdf, Spanish
- Internal Coaching Evaluation, pdf
- Preschool Module 1, pdf, Spanish
- Preschool Module 2, pdf, Spanish
- Preschool Module 3a, pdf, Spanish
- Preschool Module 3b, pdf, Spanish
- Preschool Module 4, pdf, Spanish
- Parents Interacting With Infants (PIWI), pdf, Spanish
- Practice Based Coaching, pdf
- Positive Solutions Eval for Parents Sessions (1-6)
- Positive Solutions for Families: Coming soon!
- TPOT Reliability Training Evaluation, pdf
In the event you are not using the on-line forms you can use the Template for Pyramid Model Evaluation chart to record the evaluation results.
For additional information on the New York State Pyramid Model Partnership:
- Patty Persell, NYS Head Start Collaboration Director: Patricia.Persell@ccf.ny.gov 518-474-9352
- Susan Perkins, NYS Council on Children and Families: Susan.Perkins@ccf.ny.gov 518-474-9023
- Pyramid Model training materials: http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/index.html.