This document is designed to guide the Program Leadership Team around considerations for supporting children, families, and staff as they return to the program. The guidance includes Pyramid Model practices you know and encourages you to think about those strategies from a trauma-informed perspective. While the leadership team may not know who among children, families, and staff have or are experiencing trauma, a trauma-informed approach guides programs in providing a safe and nurturing environment where children, families, and staff can build resilience, feel safe, and recover.
The Leadership Team Implementation Manual provides leadership teams with the resources, forms, and ideas to guide program-wide implementation of the Pyramid Model within classroom programs. Each section of the manual aligns to a critical element of the Early Childhood Program-Wide Benchmarks of Quality. The manual is ideally used by leadership teams in their initial training and monthly during leadership team meetings where they review and update their implementation action plans.