NCPMI will be offering technical assistance to states for the implementation of Pyramid Model innovations. Continue to check the web site for announcements and applications.
Technical Assistance in state capacity building includes:
Web-based information including use of the Statewide Implementation Guide web space to introduce leaders to the state capacity building approach; and, examples of activities, tools, procedures and policies from states and programs.
Distance technical assistance to groups of states with similar goals related to implementing and scaling the Pyramid Model over a one or two year period including conference calls, webinars, and individual assistance on action plans. Topics may include exploring the Pyramid Model for statewide adoption, Scaling-up current efforts to implement the Pyramid Model, or applying the Pyramid Model to Part C or new issues such as suspension and expulsion.
Intensive technical assistance to states that includes on-site training and TA over a two year period.
Current/Upcoming State Technical Assistance Opportunities
New TA opportunities coming Summer 2020.
Recently Closed TA Opportunities
Implementing Prevent Teach Reinforce for Young Children
Selected States and PTRYC Coaches Notified: May 10, 2019
TA begins: August 2019
Strengthening Program-Wide Implementation through Program Coaching
Selected States and Program Coaches Notified: February 22, 2019
TA begins: March 13, 3:00 – 4:30 EST
Pyramid Model Implementation Innovations and Systems Building
Selected States Notified: December 19, 2018
TA begins: January 16, 2019
Implementation and Scale-up of the Pyramid Model within Preschool Programs
Selected States Notified: December 5, 2018
TA begins: December 2018
Other National TA Centers
The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) funds national technical assistance centers to offer resources and TA to states to meet the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requirements and improve outcomes for all students with disabilities.
- Early Childhood IDEA Centers On Call flyer: For more information on the goals and focus of each center that serves Part C and Part B 619 early childhood programs.
- 2019 IDEA Centers State TA Opportunities: State learning opportunities designed to build individual and state capacity around implementation of IDEA 0-5.
The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI) and the Pyramid Model Consortium (PMC)
The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI) is a federally-funded project established to disseminate effective use of the Pyramid Model to support young children’s social, emotional and behavioral development through a variety of training and technical assistance activities. The Pyramid Model Consortium (PMC) is a nonprofit, fee-for-service organization that, similarly, was established to disseminate high-fidelity use of the Pyramid Model. NCPMI and PMC have similarities and differences.
Both NCPMI and PMC focus on the Pyramid Model as a framework for promoting effective practices for young children’s social-emotional development and both do so with training and technical assistance for states and local programs. Many of those who developed the Pyramid Model were involved in establishing PMC (in 2014) and are also faculty with NCPMI (beginning in 2017). NCPMI and PMC intend to establish a partnership in order to coordinate their activities.
NCPMI does not charge for services as it is funded by a 5-year grant that supports activities that are limited by time, work scope and resources. PMC, on the other hand, is a fee-for-service organization that can accommodate a greater range of requests involving Pyramid Model training and technical assistance.
Need extra help? Find a Pyramid Model Consultant
Do you need training or technical assistance that is not being offered by NCPMI? The Pyramid Model Consortium provides highly skilled trainers and technical assistance providers who are available to provide a variety of services. Contact Rob Corso, firstname.lastname@example.org, to learn more about the range of training and technical assistance services that are offered.