The Pyramid Model is a proven system for helping teachers and caregivers guide the social-emotional development of young children while improving their ability learn and self-regulate challenging behavior. The ePyramid democratizes the availability of this system by presenting it as a series of online video lessons accompanied by down-loadable tools and templates. The ePyramid lessons equip teachers and caregivers with capabilities and confidence that increases their effectiveness, job satisfaction and longevity.
The online training is organized by the target age of the children being served by the teacher or childcare provider as follows:
- Preschool Module Package (ages 2-5)
- Infant Toddler Module Package (ages 0-3)
- Birth – 5 Module Package (ages 0-5)
- This course was designed with Family Child Care in mind. Providing content for a provider that might work with a 4-month-old and a 4-year-old in the same setting.
In each foundational ePyramid module package are 3 modules with 6-7 lessons each. Each module builds on the next with the focus being on building an effective workforce, quality environments, nurturing relationships, targeted social emotional strategies and then intensive interventions for challenging behaviors.
Program leaders can receive weekly reports on the progress participants are making as they work through the modules.
The cohorts are designed to add a human touch point and help participants implement the Pyramid Model practices. Facilitators will lead Cohorts through reflections and action planning that are structured and inspired by the ePyramid content. More specifically, the sessions are designed to help staff discuss the lessons, provide reflection and ask questions while implementing the practices.
Cohort participants will get receive a certificate for the credit hours assigned to each course:
- Preschool/ Infant-Toddler/ Birth to 5 – 18 hours
- Practice-Based Coaching – 8 hours
- Trauma-Informed Care – 5 hours
- Reducing Implicit Bias/ Wellness – 2 hours
Cohorts will meet with their facilitator via Zoom video conferences for 1-hour sessions dependent on the agreed upon schedule. Cohorts can meet weekly or every other week. The number of sessions is connected to the content:
- Preschool/Infant-Toddler/ Birth to 5 – 9 sessions
- Trauma-Informed Care – 3 sessions
- Reducing Implicit Bias – 2 sessions
Participants are expected to prepare for each Zoom session by watching the assigned content, equivalent to 1-3 hours of preparation.
The ePyramid Modules are self-paced and can begin as soon as you make a purchase and receive your access code. You have 1 year to activate your code through the Pyramid Model Consortium website. Once your access code is activated, you will have unlimited access for 365 days
The ePyramid courses are self-paced and can begin as soon as you purchase the course through the Pyramid Model Consortium website or you activate your access code. You have 1 year to activate your access code thru the Pyramid Model Consortium website. Once your course is activated, you will have unlimited access for a specified number of days:
- Preschool/Infant-Toddler/ Birth to 5 – 365 days access
- Practice-Based Coaching – 365 days access
- Trauma-Informed Care – 180 days access
- Reducing Implicit Bias/ Wellness – 90 days access
The ePyramid Cohorts are scheduled with interested parties and PMC facilitators as needed and are dependent on schedule availability. Cohorts at typically a group of 8-10 participants. The cohort participants can be from one program or be a combination of individuals from different programs or states.
Both the ePyramid online training and the Cohorts are very easy to access and use. The ePyramid course only requires an internet-connected device and can be viewed using a computer or mobile device (phone or tablet) by accessing a password-protected website.
Cohort meetings also require an internet connection; in addition, we prefer that participants use a computer or mobile device with a camera so that participants can be seen by the facilitator and other participants. Cohorts are hosted by the facilitators using the Zoom meeting service. The service is free to participants by registering for a free Zoom account prior to the first meeting.
Yes, we encourage the training for teachers to directly apply the learnings and for administrators to know how to best support their teaching staff.
Each ePyramid course cost and access is listed below:
- Preschool/Infant-Toddler/ Birth to 5 – $49 for 365 days access
- Practice-Based Coaching – $49 for 365 days access
- Trauma-Informed Care – $39 for 180 days access
- Reducing Implicit Bias/ Wellness – $29 for 90 days access
ePyramid Cohorts include the online course as well as a specific number of facilitated session included in the costs are outlined below:
- Preschool/Infant-Toddler/Birth to 5 course — $329 per person for 9 sessions
- Trauma-Informed Care — $199 per person for 3 sessions
- Reducing Implicit Bias — $149 per person for 2 sessions
Purchase order or credit/debit card. Single course purchases can be done with a credit or debit card through the PMC website. To arrange for payment with a purchase order (check), please contact Erin Kalanick: [email protected] or (406) 698-5231.
You can purchase any of the courses directly though the PMC website and start viewing content as soon as the users account is set up.
To schedule a Cohort or to place an order for courses with a purchase order/check please contact Erin Kalanick: [email protected]g or 406-698-5231.
Upon purchase of the ePyramid online training and/or Cohort with a PO, each participant will receive a URL where the training “lives” and an access code. Once a course is activated for an individual, they have full access to the course for a designated amount of time.
Return to the ePyramid modules main page by clicking here.