Training Project

We are thrilled to expand the accessibility of training and implementation support 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 is offering 37 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 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. 

Training Partners
  • Daisy Thomson
  • Dawn Alexander
  • Cristina Herman
  • Erica Cincotta
  • Jackie Sloan
  • Karen Schneitt
  • Katie Nester
  • Kelly Herndon
  • Lisa Heberlin
  • LJ Werner
  • Nicole Donatto
  • Patricia Matus-Amat
  • Sobia Khan
  • Stacy Hart
  • Stephanie Mari-Swenson
  • Tammy Licano

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 (valued at $450+)
  • $150 participant stipend
  • Pyramid Teaching Kit (valued at $269)
  • Unpacking the Pyramid Model Book (valued at $60)

*Participants must successfully complete the training by May 31, 2024 to receive the stipend and teaching kit.

*Should multiple participants from a program register for the training, your program will receive a single shipment consisting of one Pyramid Teaching Kit and one copy of the Unpacking the Pyramid Model book.

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.