The Pyramid Model


The Pyramid Model is a framework of evidence-based practices for promoting young children’s social and emotional competence and for preventing and addressing challenging behavior. The Pyramid Model includes extensive resources to help New York’s child care programs and providers implement the model.  

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Preschool Module 1

Building Relationships and Creating Supportive Environments

Topic 1: Building Positive Relationships

Topic 2: Designing the Physical Environments

Topic 3: Schedules, Routines and Transitions

Topic 4:  Planning Activities that Promote Engagement

Topic 5:  Giving Direction & Teaching Classroom Rules


Preschool Module 2

Social Emotional Teaching Strategies

Topic 1: Developing Friendship Skills

Topic 2: Enhancing Emotional Literacy

Topic 3: Controlling Anger/Impulse & Teaching Problem Solving 

Topic 4:  Individualizing Instruction


Preschool Module 3

Individualized Intervention

Topic 1: Overview/Process of Positive Behavior Supports

Topic 2: Functional Assessment/Data Collection

Topic 3: Developing a Behavior Support Plan

Topic 4:  Monitoring Outcomes

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Accredited Master Cadre Pyramid Model Presenter/Coach

Lily Sanabria-Hernandez has been in education for over 25 years. She has taught students ages 0-adult and has been a student and advocate of effective leadership for over 16 years. She founded and served as a CEO of an early intervention agency, was a director of a charter school, and a program director for a Pre-school program. She teaches undergraduate/graduate courses at Hofstra University, where she completed her Advanced Certification in Educational Leadership.

         Lily is a certified leadership coach, mentor, speaker and teacher.  She is also the creator and host of Master Leadership Podcast, which takes us on a journey towards greater significance.