Program Support for Social and Emotional Development 

Young children are still learning how to express their emotions and interact with others.  Supporting social and emotional competence helps young children learn new skills and helps to prevent challenging behaviors. 

OEC offers many resources and opportunities to help your program support the social and emotional competence of young children in your care.

Find staff training

You can find self-paced training videos on the Connecticut Pyramid Partnership Module Training You Tube Channel. Check back for additional opportunities for Pyramid Model trainings!

Access tips and resources

We can all use new ideas, visual reminders, and tips to get us on a positive path forward!  OEC has many resources to help you support young children, and their families, with positive social and emotional development.

Use a Positive Behavioral Support System (Pyramid Model)

A positive behavior support system helps programs carefully plan how their program, including the environment, interactions, and  schedule, will build social and emotional competence and prevent challenging behavior. Such systems or  frameworks also guide you when children need additional support. 

The Pyramid Model is just such a framework and OEC supports the use of this model in early care and education programs across the state. 

Visit the Pyramid Model webpage for more information about the model and to learn how you can get involved!

Last updated July 28, 2023