The Model in Maryland
History in Our State
Maryland has a long history with the Pyramid Model. Our state was one of the first states to implement the Pyramid Model in 2006, back when it was known as CSEFEL, starting with just a few county-wide demonstration sites. Today, every county has some level of Pyramid Model implementation, and trainers and coaches serve all jurisdictions.
What's in a Name?
This brief animated video details the different names that the Pyramid Model has gone by and what the name means for your work.
Maryland State Leadership Team
The Maryland SEFEL Pyramid Model State Leadership Team is a collaborative group of state leaders in Pyramid Model implementation. The group has representation from all regions, disciplines, and settings that make up the early childhood workforce across the state. The group meets monthly at MSDE headquarters to plan activities that promote practices that support young children’s social and emotional development and support the state’s workforce of trainers and coaches.
Leadership meetings take place on the 1st Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise noted.
Next meeting: Tuesday, November 12th from 11:30am - 1:00 pm
Created by the Leadership Team to help support implementation of the Pyramid Model throughout the state, this chart provides defines the roles and responsibilities of individuals working to implement the model, qualifications of those roles, and what the individual's title qualifies them to do in their setting.
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The Parent, Infant, Early Childhood (PIEC) Program at the University of Maryland Social Work's Institute for Innovation and Implementation and the Maryland State of Department of Education provide leadership, coordination, and direction to the Pyramid Model initiative throughout the state of Maryland, in addition to providing direct training and implementation support to early childhood and school systems. Local experts involved in providing expertise and implementation support to professionals around the state include the Maryland Master Cadre Members, State-Approved Trainers, and TPOT (Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool) Assessors.
To find an expert in your area, click one of the groups below
Maryland Pyramid Model Master Cadre
Our goal is to build and grow capacity and fidelity to the SEFEL Pyramid Model across the state. This Cadre follows a model replicated in other states facilitated by the National Pyramid Consortium to develop a statewide network of experts in the Pyramid Model and invest in their ability to support the early childhood workforce, young children, and families in a variety of settings.
Review Practice-Based Coaching and discuss Master Cadre Members' implementation of the model within their Pyramid Model work
Hear from Pyramid Consortium Leadership on Pyramid Model Training & Coaching Fidelity Measures
Review data entry and management into the OMS system
Discuss local and state mechanisms for Pyramid Model training and coaching sustainability
Maryland-State Approved Pyramid Model Trainers
State-Approved Trainers are certified to train others in use of the Pyramid Model in both Infant & Toddler Classroom and Preschool Classroom Pyramid Models.
Certified TPOT Assessors
Certified TPOT (Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool) Assessors are reliable in use of the instrument to gather information on preschool teacher implementation of the Pyramid Model practices. Assessors have met standards which indicate reliability status and may serve as reliability partners to other observers.
Click the icon to download a chart of certified TPOT Assessors.
Certified TPITOS Assessors
Certified TPITOS (Teaching Pyramid Infant–Toddler Observation Scale for Infant–Toddler Classrooms) Assessors are reliable in use of the instrument to gather information on infant and toddler teacher implementation of the Pyramid Model practices. Assessors have met standards which indicate reliability status and may serve as reliability partners to other observers.
Click the icon to download a chart of certified TPITOS Assessors.
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