Connecticut Pyramid Partnership (CPP)

We’ve created the Connecticut Pyramid Partnership (CPP) as 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)
  • Staffed Family Child Care Networks — All Our Kin
  • 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

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.

“As a Teacher, my experience with the Pyramid Model helped me implement strategies to support the social and emotional needs of my students. As a Practitioner Coach, the Pyramid Model opened my eyes to a myriad of ways that I could support teachers to intentionally help build their social and emotional skill set. Now, as a Program Coach, I utilize all of the amazing resources to support each member of the leadership team to help them sustain full program implementation.”

Christopher Badenhop,
School Readiness Liaison, Consolidated School District of New Britain  

Implementation sites

The following sites are currently working to implement the Pyramid Model to fidelity.

  • The Center for Early Childhood Education at NVCC
  • City of Hartford Early Learning Centers
  • Colchester Elementary School
  • East Hartford Early Childhood Learning Center — Hockanum School
  • East Haven Preschool Program
  • Human Resources Agency of New Britain Early Childcare Learning Academy
  • Killingly Board of Education at Goodyear Early Learning Center
  • LULAC Head Start
  • TVCCA Little Learners
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital Day Care Center
  • YWCA of New Britain Childcare Center
  • YMCA Child Development Center — Greater Waterbury
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Last updated July 28, 2023