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Changing the Way Children Connect

When you invest in a new system of support for early childhood programs, you enhance development in our future leaders.


Our Mission

The mission of the Pyramid Model Consortium is to promote the high fidelity use of the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children.

Relationships in the classroom, home, and community shape the way children learn, interpret, and connect with others. That’s why our goal is to help early childhood programs implement and sustain the use of evidence-based approaches that support the learning and engagement of ALL children. In fact, the Pyramid Model framework gives teachers and home visitors concrete strategies for promoting healthy social-emotional development of infants and toddlers.

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To establish a sustainable system of social-emotional support, we provide training and technical assistance to states, communities, and programs. We combine our expertise and a process that is rooted in implementation science and evidence-based practices to help infants and young children develop.



Systems Thinking

Relationships begin in the home and classroom, but progress often happens in the system. That’s why the Pyramid Model helps states, communities, and programs build a system based on evidence-based practice and implementation science.


Positive Relationships

When adults model healthy behavior between peers, children can learn to express their emotions, use self-control, and make friends. But, we believe this learning is best supported when there is nurturing and responsive caregiving.


Supportive Environments

Creating environments that support social-emotional development and school readiness is critical for all children. Your staff can use easy-to-implement strategies to improve learning, while also preventing challenging behaviors.


Individualized Intervention

We offer strategies that help providers identify and support infants and young children when persistent, challenging behavior occurs. Because of this, children can experience supportive learning environments that promote positive growth and development.

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