2023 Pyramid Summit

This annual event provides an opportunity for Pyramid practitioners, at all levels, to come together for shared learning and storytelling, networking, resource sharing, and celebration. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Summit: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm | Reception: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

DoubleTree Denver Tech | Greenwood Village, CO

*Early Bird: $100 ends September 15, 2023 | Regular Rate: $120

About the Summit

This is a special day for Colorado’s Pyramid Practitioner Network to come together for learning, networking, and to celebrate our collective work! Everyone who is interested in or currently implementing the Pyramid Model or Pyramid Plus Approach is invited to the Pyramid Summit and Reception.

At the Pyramid Summit, you will receive national and state-level updates, engage with esteemed guests from the national Pyramid Model community, and listen to professionals who are actively implementing the Pyramid Model across Colorado. Following the Summit, we invite you to join us at the Pyramid Reception. This will be an excellent opportunity to mingle, connect with practitioners, and enjoy the festive atmosphere. We are thrilled to announce that Tucker the Turtle, our beloved mascot, will be making a special appearance. Don’t miss this chance to meet and capture a memorable moment with Tucker! 

Finally, we will be presenting the prestigious 2nd annual Colorado Pyramid Model Champion Award to honor an outstanding individual who has made significant contributions to the Pyramid Model community.

For additional inquiry email info@healthychildcareco.org 

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Rosemarie Allen

Dr. Rosemarie Allen has served as an educational leader for over 40 years. Her life’s work is centered on ensuring ALL children have access to high-quality early childhood programs that are developmentally and culturally appropriate.  She is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Metropolitan State University of Denver.  Her classes are focused on ensuring teachers are aware of how issues of equity, privilege, and power impact teaching practices.  Rosemarie has served in directorship roles with the Colorado Department of Human Services as the Director of the Division of Early Learning and in Youth Corrections. In Early Learning, she oversaw the State’s child care licensing program, the federal child care assistance program, the redesign of the State’s quality rating and improvement system, the implementation of the State’s professional development plan, and assisted in the creation of Colorado’s early learning guidelines.


Read Dr. Allen’s Full Bio

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Thank you to the Summit Planning Committee!

The Pyramid Practitioner Network is always evolving. To remain responsive to our community, we asked network members to help plan our annual Pyramid gathering! The Pyramid State Leadership Team and various workgroups continue to engage in targeted statelevel implementation. We built an additional group of talented implementers to help inform our decisions about the meaningful content we’ll include at the annual gathering. The following individuals have graciously volunteered to help ensure that all planned activities go smoothly! 

Daisy Thompson, Consultant / Jackie Sloan, Adams County Early Childhood Council / Kayleen Stratton, Consultant / Kelly Herndon, Consultant / Leah Tillman, Mile High Early Learning / Lisa Heberlin, Ability Connection / Shannan Meyer, Primrose School of Lowry