SRF Program

  • The Pyramid Model

    VEYLDF Alignment

    Item uses these practice principles: Reflective practice, High expectations for every child, Respectful relationships and responsive engagement, Assessment for learning and development, Integrated teaching and learning approaches, Partnerships with professionals.

    Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Children become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.


    The Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children aims to help early childhood educators build skills for supporting nurturing and responsive caregiving, create learning environments, provide targeted social-emotional skills, and support children with challenging behaviour.

    The Pyramid Model is a positive behavioural intervention and support framework that uses systems-thinking and implementation science to promote evidence-based practices.

    The ePyramid Modules are an online training program introducing practitioners to the Pyramid Model.

    Four different modules are available covering the following age groups of children:

    • infants and toddlers
    • preschool-aged children
    • birth to five years.

    In addition, a training in developing culturally responsive practices is provided.

    Detailed Costs

    All online eLearning modules are provided for a fee, ranging from US$29 (approx. AU$40) to US$49 (approx. AU$68).

    Implementation Considerations

    Target population: early childhood educators and teachers.

    Staffing: services should consider the cost of backfill when determining the cost of accessing this resource.

    Factors to consider: services should consider how staff may be able to share the practice knowledge obtained from this resource with others at the service. This will ensure that improved approaches to practice or innovative ideas can be implemented across the service as a whole.

    Systems and tools: staff will need access to a working internet connection in order to access and engage with this resource.

    Strength of Evidence

    Not applicable