For Trainers

Modules and Kits for Trainers

These modules were produced by the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) to provide the types and content of training that would be most useful in addressing the social-emotional needs of young children. These modules have been used nationally to provide training on Pyramid Model practices within various settings. Each module package includes a presentation script, slides, videos, activity descriptions, and handouts.

Promoting Social and Emotional Competence of Infants and Toddlers

These modules provide three full days of training content for promoting the social and emotional competence of infants and toddlers and a day of training content on leadership strategies for program administrators who are interested in Pyramid Model implementation.


Promoting Social and Emotional Competence in the Preschool Classroom

These modules provide four full days of training content for the preschool classroom practitioner and a day of training content on leadership strategies for program administrators who are interested in Pyramid Model implementation.


Parent Training Modules: Positive Solutions for Families

NCPMI has updated and expanded the Positive Solutions for Families Parent Group Materials that were originally developed by the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL). Positive Solutions for Families provides an evidence-based, user-friendly workshop series of seven sessions to help professionals working with parents and family caregivers to promote positive and effective parenting behaviors, which will, in turn, promote children's social and emotional development and address the challenging behavior of children ages 2-5 years.

Sessions topics include:
(1) Making the Connection (2) Keeping it Positive (3) Behavior has Meaning (4) The Power of Routines (5) Teach Me What to Do (6) Responding with Purpose (7) Putting it All Together with a Plan, a Family Handbook, Family Materials, Facilitator's Guide, and Presentation Materials.

Spanish coming soon!


What Works Kits

Based on the What Works Briefs topics, 24 short training packages are available that include PowerPoint slides with accompanying note pages, activities, and handouts, which provide a trainer with the materials needed to conduct a short staff development program on a focused topic.


View kits on CSEFEL

Other Modules

Parents Interacting with Infants and Toddlers (PIWI)

PIWI has been successfully used in community-based, early head start and early intervention programs with a diverse range of parents and children. While the primary focus of the module will be on parent child groups, the training materials also provides guidance on the use of the model in home visiting. These training materials provide the professional with guidance on how to support a parent or other caregiver as they interact with the infant or toddler.

PIWI Modules