State Implementation and Scale-up of the Pyramid Model

NCPMI builds capacity within states to implement and scale-up the Pyramid Model with fidelity. This state capacity building approach has been used in over 20 states for adoption of the Pyramid Model and 4 states for adoption of the DEC Recommended Practices. Our state implementation and scale-up approach is guided by the State Benchmarks of Quality (BoQ) and incorporates what we know about stages, steps and key elements of implementation science, including exploration, installation, implementation and scale-up at both the state and program levels.

Our approach also includes 4 critical structures:

  1. a cross-sector state leadership team;
  2. a professional development network of Program Coaches;
  3. high fidelity demonstration sites; and
  4. data decision-making.

Statewide Implementation Guide

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The Statewide Implementation Guide is an important resource for the use of this approach. The guide is based on results and evidence from the multi-year Pyramid Model implementation initiative in 25 states. It includes tools, materials, and examples derived from the Pyramid Model and ECTA's DEC Recommended Practices implementation technical assistance (Smith et al., 2017).

This guide is a collaboration between NCPMI and the ECTA Center. Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center

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