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Learn More About the Pyramid Social-Emotional Learning Model

On February 9, 2022, the Collective welcomed  Lisa Swain, ED.S. to teach us about the Pyramid Model and all that it has to offer regarding social-emotional learning.

We all know that with COVID-19 children of all ages, along with their parents and adults are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety and depression. How can teachers help to nurture children’s mental health by teaching through the lens of social-emotional learning, and how can parents and caregivers best support the emotional needs of their children? The Pyramid model has many resources and information that will help parents, providers, teachers, and community programs alike. Now, more than ever, we need all the support we can get.

Visit the Office of Early Childhood website to learn more about the Pyramid Model

Watch the video of the CTCC Pyramid Workshop Recording

Lisa is currently devoting most of her energy to the CT Pyramid Partnership, developing resources and training for the implementation of the Pyramid Model for Social Emotional Learning for the State of CT.   Previously, she was an adjunct professor in Early Childhood Education at Naugatuck Valley Community College for 20 years, and a preschool teacher since 1995.  She designed the Social Emotional curriculum for pre-k and infant/toddlers for the Chooselove foundation. 

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