Early Childhood Education
The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI)
The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI) is funded by the Office of Special Education Programs to improve and support the capacity of state systems and local programs to implement an early childhood multi-tiered system of support to improve the social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes of young children with, and at risk for, developmental disabilities or delays.
The goals of the Center are to assist states and programs in their implementation of sustainable systems for the implementation of the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children (Pyramid Model) within early intervention and early education programs with a focus on promoting the social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes of young children birth to five, reducing the use of inappropriate discipline practices, promoting family engagement, using data for decision-making, integrating early childhood and infant mental health consultation and fostering inclusion. For more information, visit the NCPMI website.
The Program-Wide Positive Behavior Support (PWPBS) Project involves the adoption of the Pyramid Model for supporting social-emotional competence in infants and young children across select community early childcare centers and family childcare homes in Hillsborough County, Florida.
PWPBS provides training, technical assistance, and practice-based coaching in collaboration with a site-based leadership team on data-based decision making and in implementation of the Pyramid Model. For more information, visit the