Pyramid Framework Partnership
A Framework for Social Emotional Well-Being of Infants, Young Children, and Families
Social emotional development is an important part of a child’s overall health and well-being, as it both reflects and impacts upon the developing brain’s wiring and function. It spans from how children interact with others to how they manage or cope with adversity and stress. Social emotional development within the first few years of life sets a precedent and prepares children to be self-confident, trusting, empathic, intellectually inquisitive, competent in using language to communicate, and capable of relating well to others. (American Academy of Pediatrics)
The NM Pyramid Partnership has adopted the evidenced based practices developed by the Center on the Social Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (CSEFEL). The Pyramid framework developed by CSEFEL is used to promote the social emotional competence of children birth to age five in the context of nurturing relationships and quality learning environments. The Pyramid framework also provides strategies to prevent and address the challenging behavior of young children to help prevent children from being expelled from preschool.
The NM Pyramid Partnership Goals:
- Promote the social emotional well-being of all infants, young children and address challenging behavior.
- Increase the number of high quality trainers and coaches.
- Achieve community- and state-level commitment in supporting the well-being of all infants, young children and families.
The Pyramid Partnership has recruited a cadre of master trainers that will begin training other trainers across New Mexico in the months ahead.