The Pyramid Model

The Pyramid Model for Promoting Social-Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children is a conceptual framework of evidence-based practices for promoting young children’s healthy social and emotional development.

Who uses the Pyramid Model?
The Pyramid Model provides guidance for:

  • early childhood special education personnel
  • early intervention personnel
  • early educators
  • families
  • other professionals

Who created the Pyramid Model?
The Pyramid Model was developed by two national, federally-funded research and training centers: The Center for the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) and Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Youth Children (TACSEI). These centers’ faculty represent nationally recognized researchers and program developers in the areas of social skills and challenging behavior.

Click the PDF links below for resources related to the Pyramid Model for Promoting Social-Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children:

Behavior Incident Report System: Data-Based Decision-Making Guide

Behavior Incident Report Training Guide

Behavior Incident Report Form

The Pyramid Model Poster

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