Pyramid Coaching Project

This project ensures that Pyramid-related coaching and implementation support is offered to early childhood programs across the state. This project aims to recognize and reduce challenging behaviors in children while increasing positive behaviors. It can also reduce stress, burnout, and turnover among existing early childhood educators and staff, keeping child care facilities open and operating. 


Healthy Child Care Colorado’s Pyramid Coaching Project will offer support to 50 licensed or license-exempt programs at no cost to participants. The implementation of Pyramid Model practices will be supported through coaching, fidelity observation tools, educational books, and teaching materials. The project will be delivered in partnership with the statewide network of certified Pyramid Facilitators/Coaches. 

Pyramid Coaching Project Webinar

Presentation / Recording


Implementation support is offered at no cost to early childhood educators and administrators employed by licensed or license-exempt programs in Colorado.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Must be a licensed or license-exempt program in Colorado.
  • Must have a minimum of 25% of staff who have successfully completed the Pyramid Model or Pyramid Plus Approach training in the past. For individual providers, you must have completed the training in the past.
  • Desire to learn and practice implementation of the Pyramid Model within your setting.

Selected programs receive the following:

  • 12 hours of Pyramid-related coaching
  • 1 TPOT or TPITOS Observation
  • Unpacking the Pyramid Model Book (valued at $60)
  • Pyramid Teaching Kit (valued at $250)
  • $1,400 Stipend (paid via check)

Participants must successfully complete the coaching and observations to receive the incentives/stipend


Please complete the application form before April 2, 2023 at 11:59 pm MT if your program is interested in participating. Selected programs will need to complete a participation agreement. 

Application is now closed!

Coaching Partners

We are partnering with organizations and certified Pyramid Facilitators/Coaches to deliver this implementation support to programs across Colorado.   

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Facilitators/Coaches must have a current Pyramid Colorado Facilitator Certification or Pyramid Plus Center Coach Certification. If you’re not sure if your certification is current, please reach out to us. 
  • Local community organizations can apply to be a Coaching Partner if they have a staff person or contracted Facilitator/Coach who has a current certification. 
  • Facilitators/Coaches must be reliable in the TPOT and/or TPITOS Observation Tool(s). 

Selected Coaching Partners receive the following: 

  • Up to $2,200 to deliver coaching and observation (paid via check) 
  • Unpacking the Pyramid Model Book (valued at $60) 
  • Pyramid Teaching Kit (valued at $250) 
  • Support from HCCC staff, as needed  

Coaching and observations will be delivered through a variety of virtual and/or in-person sessions.


Submit an application to be a Coaching Partner by 11:59 pm on March 5, 2023.

Application is now closed


Key Dates

Coaching Partner Application Opens: February 13, 2023
Coaching Project Webinar: February 16, 2023
Coaching Partner Application Closes: March 5, 2023 at 11:59 pm MT
Coaching Partner Application Review Process: March 6 – 16, 2023
Coaching Partner Applicant Notification: March 17, 2023
Program Application Closes: April 2, 2023 at 11:59 pm MT