The Role of Birth to 3 in Supporting Pyramid Model Implementation
What is the Pyramid Model?
The Pyramid Model is a tiered prevention and intervention model to prevent and address challenging behaviors and promote healthy social and emotional development in children birth to age 5 through evidence-based practices.
Implementation of the Pyramid Model has the greatest impact on child outcomes when systematically implemented across a program that serves young children and their families. Program wide implementation involves these key elements:
Serving as a member- either directly, or as an advisory member- on a program leadership team to guide and support development of an infrastructure (e.g., professional development, procedures and policies ) to implement all tiers of the Pyramid Model.
Supporting internal coaches to assist, support, and help program teachers in the practices of the Pyramid Model, including universal practices designed to promote optimal social emotional development in all children.
Providing supplemental training or coaching to assist teachers in implementing Pyramid Model practices and procedures as part of individualized professional development action plans.
Assisting in the development and implemention of procedures to address the individual needs of children by guiding the functional behavior assessment process or by connecting program staff with community resources.