What is the Teaching Pyramid
The Teaching Pyramid approach provides a systematic framework that promotes social and emotional development, provides support for children"s appropriate behavior, prevents challenging behavior, and addresses problematic behavior. The WestEd Center for Child and Family Studies offers comprehensive professional development packages for infant/toddler, preschool, and early elementary educators. WestEd"s Teaching Pyramid is based on evidence-based practice originally developed by the Center on the Social Emotional Foundations in Early Learning (CSEFEL), authorized by California Department of Education (CDE), and aligned with California"s Early Learning and Development System.
2024 CA Teaching Pyramid Symposium
Based on recommendations for achieving implementation with fidelity and sustainability over time, there are four recommended components offered by WestEd staff.
Tools to support children's return to an educational routine during the pandemic. These tips can be used at home as well as in the classroom.
Trusting Relationships with Children
Barbara Chisholm, San Francisco Unified School District