Training & Coaching

We are thrilled to expand the accessibility of training and implementation supports for the Pyramid Model to be delivered to child care programs across Colorado. This effort provides critical education, strategies, tools, program policies, and ongoing support to the early childhood workforce on social and emotional development and well-being. 


The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the well-being of children and child care providers. The Colorado Department of Early Childhood (CDEC) identified three State and Federal Stimulus Strategies to support early childhood in Colorado. These strategies include ensuring all families have equitable and easy access to early care and education services, supporting the early care and education workforce, and strengthening communities and families. This project is focused on family strengthening and supporting the early childhood workforce.

The Pyramid Model training, coaching, and certification offered through this project supports early educators to recognize and reduce challenging  behaviors in children while increasing positive behaviors. It also reduces stress, burnout, and turnover among existing early childhood educators and staff, keeping child care facilities open and operating.


Pyramid Training

Healthy Child Care Colorado will offer 22 Pyramid trainings at no cost to eligible participants across the state. The 45-hour Center for the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) Pyramid Model Pyramid Model or Pyramid Plus Approach training serves as an equivalent to ECE 103 Guidance Strategies and is a Training of Special Recognition in the Early Childhood Professional Credential, which means it does not expire. 

Key Information                              Information Session Recording

Training Participants

Trainings are being offered at no cost to early childhood educators and administrators employed by a licensed or license-exempt program in Colorado.

Participants receive the following:

  • 45-hour Pyramid Model or Pyramid Plus Approach training at no cost
  • $150 participant stipend (paid via check)
  • Pyramid Teaching Kit (valued at $250)

*Participants must successfully complete the training to receive the stipend and teaching kit*

If you are interested in attending one of these trainings, please complete this brief Interest Form, and we will email you when training registration opens. 

Training Partners

Healthy Child Care Colorado is seeking training partner organizations or Certified Facilitators/Trainers to assist with the delivery of these 22 trainings.  

Selected Training Partners will receive a mini-grant for up to $5,400 and a Pyramid Teaching Kit (valued at $250).

Trainings will be delivered by Certified Facilitators/Trainers with a variety of online, in-person, and hybrid training offerings. Please review the Information Session recording and Key Information document for additional details.  

Training Partner Application

*The Training Partner Application will open on November 1, 2022 at 8:00 am MT and will close on December 7, 2022 at 11:59 pm MT

Key Dates

Training Partner Application Opens                                        November 1, 2022 

Training Partner Application Closes                                     December 7, 2022 

Review Process                                                                                           December 8 – 29, 2022 

Applicant Notification                                                                 December 30, 2022 

Training Partner Agreements      December 30, 2022 – January 11, 2023 

Training Coordination & Delivery                                                           January – August 2023