Presentation Title

Ounce of Prevention: Pyramid Practices for Preventing Challenging Behaviors, Brandy Locchetta

Primary Presenter Brief Bio

Brandy M. Locchetta is the Inclusion Program Manager at Bright from the Start, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. There, she works with a team of 10 Inclusion Specialists to provide coaching and professional development that supports early education professionals to include children with disabilities and persistent challenging behaviors within their programs and classrooms. She has worked in the field of early learning with children from birth to five since 2001 in a variety of roles, including classroom teacher and program administrator. Brandy earned her Bachelor’s degree in B-5 Education from Georgia State University and went on to earn her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Vanderbilt University.

Type of Presentation

Regular Session

Location

Room 1909

Topic Category

Strand 3: Intentional Teaching Strategies

Targeted Age Group

Kindergarten, Preschool

Targeted Audience

Early Intervention Providers, Family Child Care, Child Care Center

Brief Session Description

An introduction to the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children. This session also includes an overview of the practices within the first tier of the Pyramid, including nurturing responsive relationships and high quality supportive environments.

Full Session Description

What is the pyramid model?

The Pyramid Model is a positive behavioral intervention and support (PBIS) framework that uses systems-thinking and implementation science to promote evidence-based practices. We created The Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children to help early educators build skills for supporting nurturing and responsive care-giving, create learning environments, provide targeted social-emotional skills, and support children with challenging behavior. Finally, we provide local, national, and global early childhood programs with comprehensive training, proven methods, and free resources.

Our mission

The mission of the Pyramid Model Consortium is to promote the high fidelity use of the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children.

Relationships in the classroom, home, and community shape the way children learn, interpret, and connect with others. That’s why our goal is to help early childhood programs implement and sustain the use of evidence-based approaches that support the learning and engagement of ALL children. In fact, the Pyramid Model framework gives teachers and home visitors concrete strategies for promoting healthy social-emotional development of infants and toddlers.

How we work

To establish a sustainable system of social-emotional support, we provide training and technical assistance to states, communities, and programs. We combine our expertise and a process that is rooted in implementation science and evidence-based practices to help infants and young children develop.

Start Date

23-1-2016 8:15 AM

End Date

23-1-2016 10:15 AM

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Ounce of Prevention: Pyramid Practices for Preventing Challenging Behaviors, Brandy Locchetta

Room 1909

An introduction to the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children. This session also includes an overview of the practices within the first tier of the Pyramid, including nurturing responsive relationships and high quality supportive environments.