Connecticut Pyramid Partnership (CPP)

The Connecticut Pyramid Partnership (CPP) is the state’s leadership team to oversee implementation of the Pyramid Model. 

The CPP uses data to develop and adjust an action plan based on the Benchmarks of Quality developed by the National Center on Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI).  The members of the CPP represent many organizations that interact with young children, including:

  • The Office of Early Childhood (OEC)
  • The  CT State Department of Education (CSDE)
  • The Early Childhood Consultation Partnership (ECCP)
  • The State Education Resource Center (SERC)
  • Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC)
  • The CT Association for the Education of Young Children (CTAEYC)
  • The New England Head Start Training and Technical Assistance Network
  • Head Start Training  and Technical Assistance Network and the Head Start Collaboration Office
  • The Connecticut Infant Mental Health Association
  • The Pyramid Model Consortium
  • United Way of Connecticut
  • New Britain School Readiness

CPP Mission and Vision

  • Mission: Building a statewide system for Pyramid Model implementation in order to enhance the competencies of those that care for, educate, and support young children and their families
  • Vision: Connecticut is a state that supports the social and emotional well-being of all young children and their families.

For more about Connecticut’s implementation, see the Pyramid Partnership Annual Report for 2019-2021.

“The Pyramid Model has been, and I haven’t used this word often in my career, a gamechanger for social/emotional development in young children.”

Sally Sherman

Principal, Goodyear Early Childhood Center  

Implementation sites

Cohorts 1 and 2

  • City of Hartford Early Learning Centers
  • Early Childhood Learning Center Hockanum School
  • Overbrook Early Learning Center, East Haven
  • HRA of New Britain Early Childhood Programs
  • Goodyear Early Childhood Program-Preschool
  • Killingly Public Schools-Kindergarten
  • LULAC Head Start
  • The Early Childhood Education Laboratory School at CT State Naugatuck Valley (The Lab School)  
  • TVCCA Little Learners
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital Day Care Center
  • YWCA of New Britain Childcare Center
  • YMCA Child Development Center —Waterbury

Cohort 3: Family Child Care

  • Angel Day Care –Florangel Germoso
  • Babies Love Day Care –Dolores Quezada
  • Bright Beginnings of Fairfield – Maureen Fontaine
  • Caritas Felices Family Childcare Home – Brigida Mendieta
  • Ella Home Day Care – Adelayda Valdiviezo
  • Footprint Day Care – Desiree Cedano
  • Green World Family Childcare Home – Maria Amado
  • Kiddy Cove Day Care – Nelly Torres
  • Little Wise Family Day Care – Diana Gil
  • Martina’s Home Day Care LLC – Martina Calvillo
  • My Little World – Gloria Montoya
  • Nana Belkis Home Daycare – Belkis Rodriguez
  • Nina Sweet Home Daycare – Fanny Rodriguez
  • The Little Jungle Childcare – Veronica M Cervantes Rosas
  • Tia Rosa Childcare – Rosa Bodden
  • Viviana’s Day Care – Viviana Soto
  • Yoyo Day Care – Maria Robles Macias

Cohort 3: Center-based Programs

  • Branford Public Schools
  • Bristol Child Development Center
  • Capital Community College Lab School
  • Catholic Charities Paraiso Infantil
  • Community Renewal Team (CRT)
  • CIFC, Inc.: Danbury Head Start
  • CIFC, Inc.: Norwalk Head Start
  • Connecticut College Lab School
  • Gateway Community College Lab School
  • Julia Day Nursery
  • Kings Chapel Early Care & Education
  • Naugatuck Day Care
  • Naugatuck YMCA Preschool & Early Learning Center
  • New Britain YMCA Little Scholars
  • The Early Learning Center Pipers Hill
  • Plainville Early Learning Center
  • The Children’s Village
  • The Learning Center
  • The Women’s League Child Development Center
  • Tunxis Community College Lab School
  • Willow House Preschool & Early Learning Center
  • YWCA Growing Tree Early Learning Center
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Last updated April 8, 2024