Understanding State-Wide Implementation of the Pyramid Model
To help states use our new method of support and implement it, we developed materials and resources through federal grants and 15 years of work. The two-phase process includes everything from developing new policies and procedures to collecting data for identifying high-performing classrooms. All you have to do is grab our hand and follow our lead.
Like children, growth and change are not only inevitable but necessary. To lessen the workload while you develop high-quality programs in your state, we will help you strengthen the Pyramid Model framework and promote self-sustaining educational centers with the following:
- On-Site Support
- Distance Facilitation
- Increased satisfaction of program staff and families
The Approach and Critical Structures
Our state implementation and scale-up approach is guided by the State Benchmarks of Quality (BoQ) and incorporates what we know about stages, steps and key elements of implementation science, including exploration, installation, implementation and scale-up at both the state and program levels.
Our approach also includes 4 critical structures:
- A cross-sector state leadership team
- A professional development network of Program Coaches
- High Fidelity implementation sites; and
- Data decision-making
The Statewide Implementation Guide is an important resource for the use of this approach. The guide is based on results and evidence from the multi-year Pyramid Model implementation initiative in 25 states. It includes tools, materials, and examples derived from the Pyramid Model and ECTA’s DEC Recommended Practices implementation technical assistance (Smith et al., 2017).
This guide is a collaboration between NCPMI and the ECTA Center.
What’s Included in the State-Wide Approach?
- Leadership Team
For the first 12 to 24 months of implementation, you get up to 8 on-site technical assistance visits. We will evaluate team productivity, collaborate on strategies for overcoming new obstacles, and create an action plan for scaling up.
- Distance Facilitation
As your priorities, leadership, or resources change, you can continue to tap into our support network for guidance or assessment. Our distance technical assistance team will keep your policies, procedures, and practices aligned with the Pyramid Model.
- On-Going Training
To meet program expectations and provide continuous learning opportunities for your workforce, you will have access to our online training modules and resources which provide up-to-date information on effective practices, systems, and procedures.
Understanding the Phases of State-Wide Implementation
Like children, growth and change are not only inevitable but necessary. To lessen the workload while you develop high-quality programs in your state, we will help you strengthen the Pyramid Model framework and promote self-sustaining educational centers.