Pyramid Model Consulting

Pyramid Model Consulting

The Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children helps early educators build skills for supporting nurturing and responsive caregiving, create learning environments, provide targeted social-emotional skills, and support children with challenging behavior. CES offers coaching support for implementing this positive behavioral intervention and support (PBIS) framework.

How we can help

Clients receive customized training and coaching support at a pace that makes sense for their program. The model is most effective when everyone is committed, educated, and participating, so the framework is designed to help you implement the Pyramid Model and grow your program in all classrooms. Our trained and experienced coaches deliver practice-based coaching to classroom practitioners who are implementing the Pyramid Model.

Among the benefits school district partners have noted from this work:

  • Access to excellent training and support,
  • Quality research-based educational materials and classroom practices 
  • Great resources  to support families
  • Helping all of the staff to share the same focus and speak the same language
  • The tools to help all of our students to be successful, including those who exhibit the most challenging behaviors

Childcare Programs:

CES Early Childhood is contracted through the Pyramid Consortium, funded by EEC, to provide services to seven childcare programs for implementation of the Pyramid Model within their programs.  The programs are located in Agawam, Deerfield, Easthampton, Gardner, Northfield, Northampton and Ware.  All seven programs are supported by an external coach from CES to support the implementation of the Pyramid Model.   

School Districts:

DESE is also recruiting school districts for the Pyramid Model implementation grant. This is the fourth year of the initiative. The program focuses on the implementation of the Pyramid Model (which is a social emotional framework)/PBS in public preschool programs.  It is at no cost to the district.  There are free trainings and external coaching provided.  Also, each year a grant has been offered to districts ($7 000-$10 000) to offset the cost of internal coaching, substitutes, resources, material etc. CES provides external coaching to six school districts around the implementation of the Pyramid Model within their preschool program.  Our current districts were in Amherst, Gardner, Greenfield, Holyoke, Clarke School for the Deaf (Northampton), and Westfield. We are actively seeking additional districts for this work. 

For more information, contact: 
Position: 
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5568
Email: 
ebouvier@collaborative.org
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Position: 
ECMH Clinical Supervisor
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5567
Email: 
slusardi@collaborative.org
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Position: 
Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant and Parenting Resource Specialist
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5572
Email: 
ekoester@collaborative.org