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Foundations of the Pyramid Model (for GCC and ASOST) (24)

Course Number
CS12: 06

This 6-session training introduces each level of the Pyramid Model approach, covering the developmental continuum from birth-5 years. With a focus on supporting social emotional development, topic areas such as relationship-building, classroom design, routines, and transitions will be discussed. Developmentally appropriate strategies for teaching social emotional skills, understanding behavior, and preventing challenging behavior will be shared.


Learning Objectives:
(Participants will)

  • Understand how all levels of the Pyramid Model Approach be applied in the classroom;
  • Gain knowledge in the social emotional development birth through 5 years and its connection to the behavior of very young children;
  • Utilize strategies for building relationships with very young children;
  • Utilize tools for assessing the effectiveness of the classroom environment in promoting social emotional development, preventing, and addressing challenging behavior;
  • Utilize strategies for supporting social emotional skill acquisition;
  • Understand the unique qualities of persistent challenging behavior;
  • Identify the steps required in creating an early childhood behavior support plan.
Course Hours

Scheduled Event(s) for this Course

Target program type(s): Group Child Care (GCC) and After School and Out of School Time (ASOST)

Target audience: Administrators, Teachers


PLC Language: English

Does this training apply to diverse learners? Yes 

This PLC can be used to fulfill the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care's required hours of professional development that address diverse learners. 

All participants must be registered in order to receive credit (EEC Training Hours) for their participation.

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