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New! Cohort Coaching Available for the Infant Toddler and Preschool Packages!

New in 2019, we are offering the option to have individuals join a cohort to receive 9 distance coaching sessions over 17 weeks to support application and implementation of the ePyramid practices. For $329 you will receive the training package of your choice with connected cohort coaching. We answer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the ePyramid and Cohort Coaching here.

To sign up for ePyramid Module training and cohort coaching, contact erin.kalanick@pyramidmodel.org or call 406-698-5231.

A New Way to Learn for A Higher Standard of Teaching

To help programs sustain the Pyramid Model while saving money, we created an online professional development program that makes new-hire and recurrent training for your staff easier. Like all our work, the courses are evidence-based and promote nurturing relationships between staff and children. Each of our courses are on-demand so your workforce learns at their pace.

Several ePyramid Module courses are available:

Module 1: Social Emotional Development within the Context of Relationships

Content Includes:
• Understanding the importance of social emotional development and how it unfolds during the infant and toddler years.
• What is social emotional development?
• Considering the foundational nature of early relationship experiences.
• Forming and maintaining relationships with your young children, families and co-workers.
• Identifying responsive care giving strategies adults can use to support infants and toddlers.

Module 2: Responsive Routines, Environments, and Targeted Strategies

Content Includes:
• Identifying ways a high-quality supportive environment can promote social emotional development in infants and toddlers.
• Exploring how the environment can help provide support and prevent challenging behavior.
• Targeted strategies to enhance social emotional well-being of infants and toddlers.
• Understanding the positive impact of responsive caregiving routines and well-designed learning environments.

Module 3: Individualized Intervention: Determining the Meaning of Behavior and Developing Appropriate Responses

Content Includes:
• Overview of Positive Behavior Supports
• Reviewing the dimensions of communication: Form and function
• Considering behavior, including challenging behavior as communication
• Providing an introduction to Functional Assessment
• Understanding the development of Behavior Support Planning
Module 1: Building Relationships and Creating Supportive Environments

Content Includes:
• Understanding the Relationship between Challenging Behavior and Social Emotional Development
• Examining Our Attitudes about Challenging Behaviors
• Building Positive Relationships
• Designing the Physical Environment
• Schedules, Routines, and Transitions
• Planning Activities that Promote Engagement
• Giving Directions and Teaching Classroom Rules
• Ongoing Monitoring and Positive Attention

Module 2: Social Emotional Teaching Strategies

Content Includes:
• Identifying the Importance of Teaching Social Emotional Skills
• Developing Friendship Skills
• Enhancing Emotional Literacy
• Controlling Anger and Impulse
• Developing Problem-Solving Skills
• Individualizing Instruction
• Partnering with Families

Module 3: Individualized Intervention; Determining the Meaning of Behavior and Developing Appropriate Responses

Content Includes:
• Overview of Positive Behavior Supports
• Reviewing the dimensions of communication: Form and function
• Considering behavior, including challenging behavior, as communication
• Providing an introduction to Functional Assessment
• Understanding the development of Behavior Support Planning
Module 1: Building Relationships and Creating Supportive Environments

Content Includes:
• Understanding the Relationship between Challenging Behavior and Social Emotional Development
• What is social emotional development?
• Considering the foundation nature of early relationship experiences.
• Forming and maintaining relationships with your young children, families and co-workers.
• Identifying responsive care giving strategies adults can use to support infants and toddlers.
• Examining Our Attitudes about Challenging Behaviors
• Designing the Physical Environment
• Schedules, Routines, and Transitions
• Planning Activities that Promote Engagement
• Giving Directions and Teaching Classroom Rules
• Ongoing Monitoring and Positive Attention

Module 2: Social Emotional Teaching Strategies

Content Includes:
• Identifying the Importance of Teaching Social Emotional Skills
• Identifying ways a high-quality supportive environment can promote social emotional development in infants and toddlers.
• Targeted strategies to enhance social emotional well-being of infants and toddlers.
• Understanding the positive impact of responsive caregiving routines
• Developing Friendship Skills
• Enhancing Emotional Literacy
• Controlling Anger and Impulse
• Developing Problem-Solving Skills
• Individualizing Instruction
• Partnering with Families

Module 3: Individualized Intervention; Determining the Meaning of Behavior and Developing Appropriate Responses

Content Includes:
• Overview of Positive Behavior Supports
• Reviewing the dimensions of communication: Form and function
• Considering behavior, including challenging behavior, as communication
• Providing an introduction to Functional Assessment
• Understanding the development of Behavior Support Planning
The Trauma-Informed Care & the Pyramid Model on-line lessons are what you need to ensure that teachers understand the impact of trauma on young children and their families. Adding a Trauma-Informed Care lens to your existing Pyramid practices will help to implement practices that promote children’s social emotional development, healing and resilience.

Benefits of Trauma-Informed Care & the Pyramid Model On-Line Lessons:
• Assists teachers to understand the impact of trauma on young children and their families and to recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma in young children.
• Ensures teachers understand the assumptions and principles of trauma informed care.
• Builds a foundation to support children’s resilience and recovery.
• Supports implementation of specific practices for teachers and families to implement Trauma Informed Care Pyramid Model practices in early childhood.
The Wellness: Taking Care of Yourself On-Line Lessions will support staff to:
• Understand the impact of adult well-being on children's social emotional development.
• Identify symptoms of stress, compassion fatique, secondary trauma and vicarious trauma.
• Learn strategies for reducing stress and increasing wellness.
• Understand how mindfullness can reduce stress and improve well-being.
• Practice mindfullness.
• Develop a self-care plan.

This is the one tool you need to help teachers understand the link between their own well-being and chidren's behavior. Use these lessions to take steps towards improving staff wellness in your prorgram leading to higher quality care for children. The Wellness: Taking Care of Yourself On-Line Lessons is an excellent supplement to the Trauma Informed Care and Pyramid Model On-Line Lessons.
This module will focus on the importance of culturally responsive practices in enhancing outcomes for all children, especially those from diverse backgrounds. The role of implicit bias will be discussed. Participants will be offered a variety of activities for implementing the 7 principles of culturally responsive practices that help us recognize and identify implicit bias. Additionally, participants will be offered ideas for how to use the values of the family and community to inform teaching and learning through the lens of the Pyramid Model. The development of this module (2 hours) was partially support by the Pyramid Equity Project in collaboration with the University of South Florida, the University of Colorado Denver, and the PBIS Center with Preschool Development Grant national activity funding.

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