|History of the Pyramid Model in Massachusetts
History of the Pyramid Model in Massachusetts
State fiscal year 2016 marked the seventh year of the Massachusetts Pyramid Model Partnership. The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) was funded by the Office of Head Start and the Child Care Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide training and technical assistance to selected partnership states. Based on previous state collaboration efforts, Massachusetts was chosen to participate in this 3 year opportunity to work with national CSEFEL faculty to promote the Pyramid Model, a conceptual model of evidence-based practices for promoting young children’s social and emotional competence and for preventing and addressing challenging behavior.
When the formal partnership with CSEFEL concluded, the Massachusetts Pyramid Partnership State Leadership Team (SLT) continued to move forward in building the capacity of infant and early childhood practitioners and family members to nurture young children’s social and emotional development. The Pyramid Model continues to thrive through the creation of the Pyramid Model Consortium http://www.pyramidmodel.org/. Massachusetts is now a Pyramid Model Consortium Partner State.
Outcomes of the Partnership
* More than 5000 early childhood practitioners (including early childhood educators, mental health clinicians, and EI and family support providers) have participated in Pyramid Model training
* A statewide network of 122 Trainers, 47 Coaches, 300 Facilitators for parent groups, 38 Teaching Pyramid Observation (TPOT) Reliable Raters, and 34 Higher Education Faculty have been trained
* 3 Demonstration Sites & 2 Implementation Sites, working to implement the Pyramid Model into all aspects of their programs.
* Training events ranging from: the Foundations of the Pyramid Model, Parents Interacting with Infants (PIWI), Family Modules, Top of the Pyramid Skills (TOPS), Pyramid for Shelter Staff, & Higher Education Institute, among others.
|Vision and Mission
|State Leadership Team
|Annual Pyramid Model Summit
Click below for an interactive map of past Pyramid Model trainings across the state!