Welcome to the Pyramid Model Program-Wide Implementation Application for Cohort 2

Program-wide implementation of the Pyramid Model refers to a systemic effort within a program for Pyramid Model implementation to fidelity. It is the most effective way to change practice and support social and emotional development of children in your program. Program-wide implementation uses a systems change model. This change model requires a Program Leadership Team. A Program Leadership Team guides the implementation process to develop the infrastructure needed to implement Pyramid Model supports within the classrooms, and services provided to children and their families. Program-wide implementation ensures that programs are focusing on both the adoption of evidence-based practices and the development of the infrastructure to support the sustainability of the practices. This level of implementation takes a great deal of commitment, time, effort and resources. Programs should consider implementation as a multi-year ongoing improvement process. 

Your program can become a NYS Pyramid Model Implementation Program. Programs will be selected based on this survey. Selected programs must send their Leadership Team (3-5 people) to the Pyramid Model 2-day Kick-Off Meeting in Albany, March 28-29, 2018. There is no registration fee to attend this Kick-Off Meeting, though travel will not be covered. The goal of the Kick-Off Meeting is to support and prepare Leadership Teams for planful implementation of the Pyramid Model in their programs. Programs will be selected by an application review committee and notified by December 22, 2017.  

We will be hosting an Implementation Readiness Webinar on December 8, 2017 from 1-3pm. If you would like to participate in the webinar before you apply, please register using this link. If you have any questions, please contact Vicki at vrobert@albany.edu.

Application due date: December 15, 2017 (survey monkey submissions only, no paper submissions).  Late applications cannot be accepted.

To apply please complete all of the steps outlined in this survey.

If this all sounds like too much for your program right now don’t despair, you can still start to work on some of the Pyramid Model strategies in your program by sending some staff to training (Pyramid Model trainers can accept EIP funding for eligible teachers and assistants). Pyramid Model training in your area can be found here. Everyone can access these free online resources:  http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/, http://challengingbehavior.fmhi.usf.edu/.