The Early Intervention Pyramid Practice Fidelity Instrument (EIPPFI) is used to assess the implementation of Pyramid Model practices by early interventionists in the coaching of family caregivers. EIPPFI practices are aligned with the Division for Early Childhood Recommended Practices and the Principles of Early Intervention. EIPPFI organizes practices within six practice categories: 1) Building Partnerships with Families; 2) Social Emotional Development; 3) Family-centered Coaching; 4) Dyadic Relationships; 5) Children with Challenging Behavior; and 6) Social Emotional Assessment.
The Behavior Incident Report System (BIRS) provides early care and education programs and classrooms with a system to collect and analyze behavior incidents in their program. The system provides an efficient mechanism for gathering information on elements related to behavior incidents that can be used analytically to make decisions about providing supports to teachers and children within the program. Teachers within programs collect data on behavior incidents that are not developmentally normative or are a cause of concern to the teacher. These data are summarized monthly to provide formative data for examining factors related to behavior incidents (child, teacher, activity, behavior type, behavior motivation, and responses to the behavior). In addition, these data provide summative information on the frequency of behavior incidents over time and an analysis of potential equity issue by calculating disproportionality related to race, ethnicity, IEP status, gender, and dual language learners.
The Community-Wide Benchmarks of Quality (CW-BoQ) was developed to provide Community Leadership Teams (CLT) with a tool to identify the critical elements for implementing the Pyramid Model for Promoting the Social and Emotional Competence of Infants and Young Children within early childhood education and care programs across the community. This tool might be used by a regional entity that has oversight for early childhood education programs in an area (e.g., county, service district), by a school district or Head Start grantee that has classrooms across multiple schools and programs, or by a community-level cross-sector team that has been formed to implement and scale-up Pyramid Model implementation.