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General Resources for Implementation Support

How to Choose a Social Emotional Curriculum

Programs and Practices that Promote Social and Emotional Learning in Preschool

Creating Policies to Support Healthy Schools: Policymaker, Educator, and Student Perspectives

TA Network Early Childhood Learning Community

This Learning community provides an opportunity to discuss practical strategies for meeting the needs of young children and their families using the System of Care approach. Join upcoming webinars.

Coaching Resources

NCPMI Unpacking Coaching Webinar July 10, 2019 3pm EDT Coaching Conversations: Using Constructive and Supportive Feedback to Build Practitioners’ Confidence and Competence

Pyramid Model Fidelity Measures

Below are the system, program, and individual classroom or practitioner measures to assess and support fidelity implementation of the Pyramid Model. Those implementing the model should utilize these Fidelity Measures to ensure best practices.

Benchmarks of Quality - Statewide

Benchmarks of Quality - Education Setting Program Wide

Benchmarks of Quality for Part C Early Intervention Home-Based Work

Benchmarks of Quality for Home-Based Childcare

Inventory of Practices Universal for Classrooms

Inventory of Practices for 0-3 Classrooms



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Outcomes Monitoring System (OMS)

The SEFEL Outcomes Monitoring System (OMS) was built to support the Pyramid Model initiative in Maryland. The SEFEL OMS provides ongoing fidelity and outcomes monitoring of programs using the Pyramid Model for the state of Maryland, which help to enhance children's social and emotional development and school readiness. The OMS evaluation will help to improve training and implementation efforts and also provide data that helps move programs to implement the Pyramid Model in a more standardized way.

Resources for Teachers and Providers

We now know that teaching social and emotional skills in young children is essential for a child’s success in school and later in life. Teachers and Early Intervention Providers play an important role in the development of social emotional skills in the children they work with. Teachers and Providers should work with parents and caregivers to help them understand the importance of the development of these skills in their children. The resources below are categorized by tier of the Pyramid Model and provide resources for Teacher and Providers to use in the classroom and in home visits.

Tier 1: Building Nurturing and Responsive Relationships with the Children with Whom You Work and Building Supportive Environments

SEFEL Classroom Self-Assessment

Prior to school starting, center staff can use this form to review SEFEL implementation. The form can be used throughout the year to ensure SEFEL effectiveness is sustained and/or improved.

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Tier 3: Addressing Persistent Challenging Behavior

For Families

Trauma Informed Care

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