The Pyramid Model

Promoting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children

What is the Pyramid Model?

The Pyramid Model is a framework of evidence-based practices for promoting young children’s healthy social and emotional development.

Programs that have used this approach experience the following:

  • Reductions in children’s challenging behavior
  • Increase in children’s social skills
  • Increased satisfaction of program staff and families
  • Reduce turnover in the program
  • Increase in teachers’ competence and confidence to support children’s social-emotional development and address challenging behaviors

The Kids’ Place is one of two licensed programs in Brevard County to be selected to participate in the implementation of the Pyramid Model Program grant offered through the State of Florida Office of Early Learning and the University of South Florida.  The goal of the project is to establish the use of practices within the program that will promote the social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes of children in healthy and beneficial ways.  All of our staff complete the Pyramid training in the first year of employment. 

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Pyramid Model Overview

Video Pyramid Model Overview

Where do I start? Responding to Challenging Behavior-Tier One (Blue)

Why isn’t it getting better? Tier Two (Green)

When it’s Still Not Enough? Tier Three (Red)

Practical Strategies for Teaching Social Emotional Skills

Promoting Social Emotional Competence

When Children Act Out.