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Writing a Scale-up and Sustainability Plan for Statewide Pyramid Model Implementation

This original online workshop was 3 hours in length including 3 small group breakouts of 30 minutes each. The recording of the workshop has been edited to be 1 hour in length and can be used with the related resources as a guided workshop for individuals or groups involved in the statewide implementation of the Pyramid Model.

A Participants Workbook is provided that includes, agenda, objectives, links to all resources, slides and small group directions.

The objective of this workshop for State Leadership Team members is to support the development of a written scale-up and sustainability plan for statewide implementation of the Pyramid Model addressing all four essential structures:

  1. State Leadership Team
  2. Professional Development Network of Program Implementation Coaches
  3. Implementation and Demonstration Sites
  4. Data and Evaluation

The recording is 60 minutes with agenda items for small group work sessions for additional time allotments. The first 45 minutes of the recording gives context and rationale for sustaining and scaling the Pyramid Model as well as provides descriptions of the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI) tools and resources related to statewide scale-up and sustainability and a related guided small group break out session.

The second 15 minutes describes more resources including a worksheet for developing a sustainability and scale up plan [ link to the worksheet] and provides for 2 small group breakout sessions for practice with and discussion of each tool and resource.

With 3 30-45 minute small group breakouts, the workshop is about 3 hours long. Small group breakouts could be longer.


Dec 13, 2023


1:00 PM


1 hr

Certificate Info

Certificate of Attendance A downloadable certificate is available for both live and recorded webinars. To receive the certificate, you must fill out the evaluation survey. How to Access the Survey The URL link for the survey will be displayed at the end of the webinar. You will need to type that URL into your internet browser to access the survey and certificate. Note: Type the URL exactly as you see it. URL is CASE SENSITIVE. Once you submit the survey, the certificate will appear. You can then save and/or print your certificate.

NCPMI Presenter(s)

Barbara Smith

University of Denver

Barbara Smith’s areas of interest include policies and systems in early intervention, early childhood special education and early care and education, as well as leadership, professional development, and collaboration. She has been an early childhood teacher; Executive Director of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC); Policy Specialist, CEC; and Program Specialist, US Office of Special Education Programs. Barbara has worked with NAEYC and DEC and other early childhood leadership organizations to help shape quality inclusive early childhood environments and the policies and guidelines that support them. She has published widely on the topic of EC policy and systems, presented testimony to state legislative and Congressional committees and has provided consultation to states on state policy. She served as faculty on CSEFEL, TACSEI, the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI) and the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA Center). Barbara is on the faculty for the Pyramid Model Consortium and is co-author of The Preschool Inclusion Toolbox: How to Build and Lead a High Quality Program.

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