Early Childhood Education and Training Program


NYS Pyramid Model Program-Wide Implementation Application for Cohort 3

The New York State Pyramid Model is an initiative of the New York State Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC). In addition to strong teaching and learning practices, the model is focused on building positive relationships, developing supportive and nurturing environments, teaching social skills, empathy, and emotional vocabulary, and providing individualized supports when needed. When Pyramid Model strategies and program practices are fully implemented, you will see parents, teachers, and administrators supporting the social and emotional development of the children. The Pyramid Model serves as a critical step in eliminating suspensions and expulsions in New York’s early childhood care and education settings.

Program-Wide Implementation ensures that programs are focusing on both the adoption of evidence-based practices and the development of infrastructure to support the sustainability of the Pyramid Model practices. This level of implementation takes a great deal of commitment, time, effort and resources. The following types of programs are eligible to apply to be a part of Program-Wide Implementation Cohort 3: PreK, Head Start, Early Head Start, Child Care, Family Child Care, 4410 Programs, and Home Visiting programs. Cohort 3 Applications are due by October 1.