Oregon Pyramid Model
The Pyramid Model is a multi-tiered system of support framework for promoting young children’s healthy social and emotional development. Originally created by two national, federally funded research and training centers: The Center for the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) and Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention (TACSEI) for Young Children, the Pyramid Model uses evidence-based practices to promote the social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes for young children birth to five. Implementation efforts are focused on building community, program, teacher and family capacity to use practices in daily routines across environments, address disparities in discipline practices, promote meaningful family involvement, use data in decision making, and foster inclusion of children with, and at risk for developmental delays and disabilities. For more information about the Pyramid Model, view this brief overview, which can be found with other resources at the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations.
Pyramid Model Implementation Grants
In 2015, Oregon decided to include Pyramid Model in its efforts to improve social, emotional, and approaches to learning outcomes for young children experiencing disability. To support programs to implement to fidelity, ODE offered grants and technical assistance for implementation. Currently, 22 early childhood classrooms are under the guidance of four education agencies implementing the Pyramid Model as a result of this grant. The participating education agencies have engaged in cross-sector collaboration and professional development to expand the skills of a cadre of practice-based coaches across the state who partner with practitioners to ensure culturally responsive, inclusive, and trauma informed practice within our early learning system. These grants and implementation efforts are under review, but have shown promise for future cross-sector collaborative efforts to build positive outcomes for children with and without disability and to prevent suspension and expulsion.
Training and Technical Assistance:
Training and technical assistance is available at the local, regional, and state level. Please reach out to find more information about trainers and coaches in your region.