Foundations of the CSEFEL Pyramid Model CEU-bearing trainings continued through the winter and spring of 2012. Thirty-six providers participated in training at Catholic Charities programs in South Boston and Cambridge. An Educator and Provider Support (EPS) Grant from Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care supported training in Taunton for 10 providers.
Working with Families in Supporting Positive Behavior: Using the CSEFEL Pyramid Model Family Modules was offered in April 2012 in Worcester, MA. This two-day series was based on the evidence-based, user-friendly CSEFEL Parent Training Modules for professionals who work with parents and family members. Over 90 participants came from a variety of program types, including Early Intervention, center-based, family child care, and Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Centers.
Thirty-four faculty members from both two and four-year institutions of higher education and members of the CSEFEL State Leadership Team participated in the CSEFEL Pyramid Model Higher Education Institute, a two-day seminar featuring strategies for incorporating information from the CSEFEL Pyramid Model into existing Early Childhood Education (ECE) coursework for children from birth to age six, was held in early June 2012. This provided full-time and adjunct ECE faculty with materials, sample syllabi, resources, and practices that will enable sharing of the evidence-based CSEFEL Pyramid Model Framework with students. The Institute also featured presentations from ECE programs currently implementing the Pyramid Model in Massachusetts.