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Pyramid Model (8-Week Online Noncredit Training)

The Pyramid Model Training is a 30-hour training that focuses on supporting social and emotional competence and preventing challenging behavior in young children birth to age five.

Social and emotional competence involves a child’s ability to regulate and express emotions and form close and secure relationships. It involves skills such as self confidence, curiosity, motivation, persistence and self control. These skills are essential to healthy development and optimal learning.

This training consists of five separate units, and each unit will have a one- or two-week time frame to learn, reflect, share, discuss and apply concepts specific to that unit.

 

Instructors

Delechia Johnson, MS

Delechia Johnson, MS

Delechia Johnson has been in the field of Early Childhood for 25 years. She worked in birth to three as a volunteer, assistant teacher, lead teacher, director and educational coordinator. Before taking a position with the Next Door Foundation as an ... read more

Kim Horejs, Ed.D.

Kim Horejs, Ed.D.

Kim is a retired instructor with the early childhood program at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wis. She holds a Doctorate of Education degree with an emphasis on leadership and adult education through Nova Southeastern University. Her dissertation addressed how prepared ... read more

Who Should Attend

Early care and education professionals who support young children and their families: teachers, family providers, directors, trainers, consultants, parent educators and parents

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the importance of relationship building as the foundation for all work with young children and families
  • Understand the foundation of brain development and attachment and its influence on children’s development
  • Learn strategies to make relationships responsive consistent and nurturing
  • Understand the importance of teaching expectations in a developmentally appropriate manner
  • Learn strategies to teach young children to meet expectations and rules
  • Understand how to use the physical environment to promote child engagement, emotional literacy, peer interactions and clear expectations.
  • Identify strategies for obtaining and maintaining children’s optimal engagement throughout group activities and during transitions
  • Use care giving routines to promote positive interactions with adults and peers.
  • Identify methods for modeling and labeling adult emotions to support children in recognizing their own emotions
  • Learn and utilize strategies to encourage children to appropriately express their feelings
  • Understand emotional regulation and strategies to support emotional regulation
  • Learn to be intentional in supporting children to develop and maintain friendships
  • Learn problem solving steps and methods to teach children to use these steps
  • Understand how to identify the ‘behavior equation’
  • Understand how to create a ‘behavior support plan’ that includes preventions, new skills and new responses

Notes

This online training is asynchronous meaning that participation does not occur at an assigned time. Participants will experience rich and meaningful interactions with the instructor and other students in the online discussion forums. Participants do NOT need to be online at the same time as other participants and do NOT need a webcam for the training.

Date: Oct 5-Dec 5

Delivery Method: Online

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Kim Horejs Ed.D.

Fee: $150

CEUs: 3.0, CEHs: 30

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 7120-13093

Note: Payment is due in full at time of registration.

Cancellations by September 21 can receive a 100% refund. Cancellations after September 21 can receive a one-time transfer to another program or receive a refund minus a 20% administrative fee. No refunds or transfers once the program has begun.

No class the week of November 23.

Registration Deadline: Sept 26

Registration deadline has passed.

Date: Jan 18-Mar 13, 2021

Delivery Method: Combined Online

Live Online

Date: 8 Tue: Jan 19 & 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, and Mar 2 & 9

Time: 6-8pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Course-Paced Online

Available: Jan 18-Mar 13, 2021

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Delechia Johnson MS

Fee: $150

CEUs: 3.0, CEHs: 30

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 7120-13337

Note: You are required to attend eight virtual sessions every Tuesday evening from 6-8pm. Canvas, the online learning platform, will be used for required reading, resources and activities (1.75 hours per week).
Payment is due in full at time of registration.

Cancellations two weeks prior to the start of class can receive a 100% refund. Cancellations after can receive a one-time transfer to another program or receive a refund minus a 20% administrative fee. No refunds or transfers once the program has begun.

For additional details, contact Liz Weber at eweber53@uwm.edu

Registration Deadline: Jan 8, 2021

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Date: Apr 5-May 29, 2021

Delivery Method: Online

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Kim Horejs Ed.D.

Fee: $150

CEUs: 3.0, CEHs: 30

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 7120-13340

Note: Payment is due in full at time of registration.
Cancellations two weeks prior to the start of class can receive a 100% refund. Cancellations after can receive a one-time transfer to another program or receive a refund minus a 20% administrative fee. No refunds or transfers once the program has begun.

Registration Deadline: Mar 26, 2021

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