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Pyramid Plus Approach (Session 4)

April 4, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

18 Training Sessions on Embedding Evidence-based Inclusion Practices into the Pyramid Model Framework which supports the Social Emotional Competence and Addresses Challenging Behavior in Young Children.

Pyramid Plus Approach Training (delivered by Pyramid Plus Staff or Certified Trainer) meets the state requirements for Child Guidance Strategies. To receive a certificate of attendance you must attend ALL days of training and complete ALL 18 sessions.

Targeted Audience: Early Childhood professionals and others working to improve the social emotional health of children Birth – 5 years; including administrators, coaches, trainers, teachers, Early Childhood Mental Health consultants and specialists, Early Intervention providers and other health professionals are encouraged to attend.

Structure of Training: The materials are developed so participants will be able to apply strategies and tools in their practice. Presentation will be delivered in a manner that systematically breaks the content into 18 sessions with specific topics and strategies, which provide concrete examples based in a variety of settings (center based and home).

About the Trainer: LJ Werner has been a Pyramid Trainer and coach in Colorado for over 8 years and works closely with many programs. She puts these practices into place at The Child Learning Center’s (CLC) Inclusive Program (ages 18 mos – 5yrs) on CU Boulder’s Campus as the ECSE and Director. Her passion is to promote evidence-based best practices that emphasizes on inclusion, social-emotional development and guiding challenging behaviors through providing education, coaching and modeling.  Her goal is to support ALL who work with children in feeling successful and inspired in the classroom and beyond. She believes that children are the most important part of our communities and beyond.

Cost: $415

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April 2, 2022 | 9:00am – 2:00pm

Session 1: Introduction to the PPA

Session 2: Inclusion: Understanding IDEA & Beyond

Session 3: Effective Workforce & System


Monday April 4, 2022 | 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Session 4: Defining Social Emotional Development & Evidence Based Practices


Monday April 11, 2022 5:30 – 9:00

Session 5: Nurturing and Responsive Relationships


Saturday April 16, 2022 | 9:00 am – 3:00pm

 Session 6: Partnering Effectively with Families

 Session 7: Supportive Environment: Physical Environments

Session 8: Supportive Environment: Schedules & Routines


Monday April 18, 2022 | 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Session 9: Supportive Environment: Expectations & Transitions


Monday April 25, 2022 | 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Session 10: Universal Screening: Early Detection of Social Emotional Growth

 Session 11: Teaming with Families/Writing Functional Goals & Outcomes


Monday May 2, 2022 | 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Session 12: Intentional Planning & Embedded Learning Opportunities


Monday May 9, 2022 | 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Session 13: Teaching Social & Friendship Skills                                                                         

Monday May 16, 2022 | 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Session 14: Emotional Literacy & Competence


Monday May 23, 2022 | 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Session 15: Supporting Early Development: Self-Regulation to Conflict Resolution

1st ½ Session 16: Overview for Creating a Positive Behavior Support Plan  (PBS)


Monday June 6, 2022 | 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

2nd ½ Session 16: Overview for Creating a Positive Behavior Support Plan  (PBS)           

Session 17: Understanding the Functions of Behavior & Assessment


Monday June 13, 2022| 5:30pm – 9:30 pm

Session 18: Developing & Implementing PBS


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Make Up Date June 20th


April 4, 2022
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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LJ Werner, With Ease, LLC
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