Pyramid Model Australia"Over 18 months through ADHC funding made available to Kurrajong Early Childhood Intervention Service (now Kurrajong Therapy Plus), I was fortunate enough in a dedicated position to meet and train over 200 early childhood educators, teachers and early intervention staff in the Pyramid Model. This model is high quality evidence based and recently launched locally as Pyramid Model Australia Inc."
Sara Stockman started Positively Growing following the completion of the funded project. Along with other social emotional development dedicated programs and workshops, this incorporates Pyramid Model training and coaching, enabling the framework to continue in the regions.
"It was evident through the participation that the Pyramid Model was a framework that provided quality support and relevant practices for our local early childhood sector. A large cohort of educators and support staff reported a need for training in inclusive practice as well as support in reducing challenging behaviours. The Pyramid Model provided strategies and resources for meaningful self reflection and inclusion practices, and provided for positive behaviour supports in a sustainable manner."
Sara presented at the Inclusion Symposium on a panel with Prof. Mary Louise Hemmeter, and participating Preschool Director Vicki McIntosh from Coleambally, rural NSW. Sara's presentation can be viewed at this link:
Some feedback from the training - so much more available!
"The best features of this training session were....":
"Why isn't everyone here?!"...
"Really affirms what we are doing".
"More in depth and great ideas to improve on our current practices".
"Sharing ideas with others."
"The videos. Group interactions. Presentation was excellent - great interaction between presenter and class".
"It was good to see that some of what I do at Preschool has been referred to in this module".
"The discussions. Sara made us feel welcome and didn't make me feel silly for asking questions".