Pyramid Model for Social Emotional Competence in Infants & Young Children

The Wisconsin Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children is a framework to promote the social emotional well-being of children birth to age five.

The Pyramid Model Training gives you:

  • Increased understanding of children’s behavior and how to support changes in your program.
  • New strategies to increase the effectiveness of your work with children and families.
  • 24 hours of continuing education units (CEUs) and opportunity to earn optional YoungStar points—all for only $60 per participant!

Start the training today if you want:

  • Happier, healthier children in your program & more engaged families.
  • More productive work environment with lower provider and family turnover.
  • Increased enjoyment of your work with children.

Here are 3 Steps to take the Pyramid Model training:

Step 1:

Click here to watch the 27 minute video from The Center for the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL).

Step 2:

Watch the Pyramid Model Preview:

Step 3:

Click here to register for an upcoming in-person training series. The Pyramid Model series takes an intensive look at what can cause challenging behaviors, and offers strategies to help you prevent them. The training series is 8 sessions long (24 hours) and meets over the course of 4 months. Attendance at all 8 sessions is mandatory.

The layers of the pyramid on the Pyramid Model represent:

Yellow:

Systems and policies necessary to ensure an effective workforce.

Blue:

Support for every child through nurturing and responsive relationships and high quality environments.

Green:

Prevention for children through targeted social emotional strategies.

Red:

Intensive interventions for children resulting in individualized behavior support plans.

 


How was the Pyramid Model created?

The Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children was developed by The Center for the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) and The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI). Both of these centers are national, federally-funded research and training centers.

CSEFEL and TACSEI faculty represent nationally recognized researchers and program developers with expertise in social skills and challenging behavior. Based on data collected over eight years, the Pyramid Model has shown to be an effective framework for early childhood education.