What is the Pyramid Model?
The pyramid model supports
social emotional competence in young children . Because we have adopted
this model as an Early Childhood program, all of our staff understand
the importance of having positive and nurturing relationships with
children, families and team members. In our classrooms we strive for
high quality environments with inclusive early care and supportive home
believe that building positive relationships with children has a
positive influence of a child’s behavior and can help children develop
positive self-concept, confidence, and a sense of safety. We will focus
on helping children develop emotional literacy skills such as,
identifying feelings in self and others and act upon feelings in
appropriate ways, learning friendship skills include sharing and turn
taking, requesting and receiving help, giving compliments, and dealing
effectively with common peer problems such as teasing or bullying.
children have a persistent challenging behavior that is not responsive
to interventions at the previous levels, comprehensive interventions are
developed to resolve problem behavior and support the development of
new skills. Those interventions will be based on positive behavior
support where the team will identify and develop steps to replace the
challenging behaviors with new ones.
The technical assistance center on social emotional intervention for young children (TACSEI)/The Pyramid Model takes
the research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional
outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities
and creates free resources
to help decision-makers, caregivers, and service providers apply these
best practices in the work they do every day. Most of these free
products are available right here on our website for you to immediately
view, download and use.
For more information and access to resources, please visit http://challengingbehavior.fmhi.usf.edu/