The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI)


The Pyramid Model is a conceptual framework of evidence-based practices for promoting social and emotional competence in infants and young children. Funded by the Office of Special Education Programs, NCPMI works to improve and support the capacity of state systems and local programs to implement this early childhood system to improve the social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes of young children with, and at risk for, developmental disabilities or delays. The NCPMI focuses on 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.