NC Preschool Pyramid Model Resources


NC Preschool Pyramid Model (NC PPM) is funded through the 619 Preschool Disabilities grant to help improve child outcomes for Pre-K children with disabilities and to increase opportunities for instruction in the least restrictive environment (LRE). This initiative is intended for all collaborative partners who work with special education to implement inclusive preschool programs throughout North Carolina. Since 2009 the DPI Office of Early Learning has provided training, consultation, and on-going support for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to implement the NC PPM framework district-wide throughout the state. This resource page includes training materials for the Pyramid Model, coaching and leadership teams. SEFEL pyramidClick here to view full size.

The NC Early Learning Network Project supports Pyramid implementation in NC by providing consultation, training, implementation coaching, and other technical assistance activities focusing on increasing state capacity to develop and enhance the four essential structures for successful implementation:

  • State Leadership Team
  • Professional Development Network of Program, or Implementation, Coaches
  • Implementation Sites (including local leadership teams and practice-based coaches)
  • Data and Evaluation Systems

You can find more information on the essential support structures for implementation by viewing the ECTA Statewide Implementation Guide. A description of the types of support provided by the NC Early Learning Network Project for each of the four essential structures is found in the following recorded presentation, Implementing a Statewide System of Support for Preschool Social and Emotional Learning through FPG's NC Early Learning Network Project.

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The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country.

The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations assists with the implementation of the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children (Pyramid Model) within early intervention and early education programs. The primary focus of the Pyramid Model is on promoting the social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes of young children birth to five, reducing the use of inappropriate discipline practices, promoting family engagement, using data for decision-making, integrating early childhood and infant mental health consultation and fostering inclusion.

The NC Preschool Pyramid Model Online System is available to Leadership Team members, NC PPM coaches, and teachers who are being coached within LEAs and collaborative partner programs participating in the NC PPM Project. For login support, contact ELN staff at

The NC Early Learning Network also publishes a monthly newsletter. The PPM Monthly Minute is available here.

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