The Pyramid at Work

Demonstration Programs

From 2008 to 2009, the Technical Assistance Center for Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) worked in partnership with several demonstration sites to develop and evaluate models for implementing the Pyramid Model within classrooms and programs. The lessons learned through these partnerships helped refine models for the implementation of the Pyramid Model in a variety of settings.

The Programs

Learn more about implementation and see the Pyramid Model in action.

BalSwan Children's Center
Broomfield, CO

Take a look at how this center in Colorado is implementing the Pyramid Model. Visit the Bal Swan website or visit the Bal Swan page on YouTube to learn more about this program. BalSwan is a Pyramid Plus certified site.

Mary Go Round Child Care Centers, Florida

Mary Go Round Child Care is a nationally accredited early childhood education center with two sites in Florida. Their staff of 31 proudly serves about 245 children. Mary Go Round began implementing the Pyramid Model in 2009 through a project funded by the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County with the University of South Florida’s Program Wide Positive Behavior Support Project (PWPBS).


Marion County, West Virginia

In this county-wide adoption of the Pyramid Model, children with disabilities are served within Pyramid Model classrooms in community early childhood programs, Head Start, and public school classrooms. A county-wide leadership team has ensured that all personnel in preschool inclusion sites are implementing the Pyramid Model.


SEK-CAP, Kansas

The Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP) operates Head Start in rural southeast Kansas, with a service area covering more than 7200 square miles. This rural service area includes six counties designated as medically underserved and counties with populations so sparse that the Federal government still considers them “Frontier”. SEK-CAP’s Head Start program serves 900 children and their families in both center and home based options along with fifteen partnered childcare providers. The Pyramid Model has been sustained throughout the program since 2001, and they have worked with CSEFEL as a Program in Excellence (PIE) to develop tools for the 3-5 Pyramid model. Children, age birth to three, and their families participate in Early Head Start in their home as well as in four centers.