The Pyramid Model promotes high quality evidence-based early educator practice in line with the Early Years Learning Framework. Educators’ use of Pyramid Model practices increases the social-emotional competencies of all children, of the group as a whole, and of children with behavioural challenges. In addition, Pyramid Model practices support families with their parenting and enhances educators’ team-work.
We have four levels of training support available to assist in the development of high quality practices for the social-emotional support of young children, their families, early educators, leadership and coaches.
- State Implementation, Scale-Up and Sustainability Training & Assistance
- Organisation and Leadership Training & Assistance
- Practice Based Coaching Training, including using the Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT™) and the Teaching Pyramid Infant Toddler Rating Scale (TPITOS) Tool
- Program and Capacity Building Training & Assistance
The online coaching provides reading revision, clarification of proposed strategies and discussion with participant educators about any issues/queries they have around using the strategies. A maximum of 8-10 educators per session allows for everyone to contribute in this 2 hour session or 1 ½ hour session with follow up email included ($380/session/team)
Face-to-face coaching support – Each session involves observation for two hours including, if requested by the educator, direct prompting or modelling of approaches, followed by a ½-1 hour discussion after the session about topics that arise and then an email confirmatory follow-up. Practice-based coaching is driven by the educator, highly respectful of them, their learning style, needs and circumstances. The number of sessions depends on funding and needs. More than one session is preferable, usually 6-16. The sessions would be at regular intervals such as weekly, fortnightly or monthly. These sessions include ‘running’ T-POT observations which are brief Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT; TPITOS) observations. ($660 face-to-face coaching (3.5 hours incl email follow-up).
Assessment of educator implementation of practices involves a more formalised T-POT observation (Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool) which includes 2 hours observation and a follow up ½ hour interview. A total of at least 5 hours time is required, including a follow-up email and report. $885 per formal assessment.
To find out more about our training and coaching services, please email Janene Swalwell or call 0407 683 304.