2022 journal article

Program-wide implementation of the Pyramid Model: Supporting fidelity at the program and classroom levels


By: M. Hemmeter*, E. Barton*, L. Fox*, C. Vatland*, G. Henry*, L. Pham n, K. Horth*, A. Taylor* ...

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
author keywords: Social-Emotional; Implementation; Pyramid Model; Challenging Behavior; Fidelity
Source: Web Of Science
Added: December 13, 2021

Many early childhood programs are not prepared to meet the needs of children who have significant social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Program-Wide Supports for Pyramid Model Implementation (PWS-PMI) provides a systematic approach to supporting early childhood programs using Pyramid Model practices and enhancing children's social-emotional outcomes that is grounded in implementation science. We designed the current study to test the PWS-PMI intervention and examine its feasibility of implementation in community-based early childhood programs serving children from low-income environments. In this study, we found programs increased their implementation of PWS-PM and improved classroom practices after only one year of support. Our findings indicate a program-wide approach is effective, although more time and support will be necessary to sustain high fidelity implementation and produce robust effects on children.