Join us for a discussion to learn about how early childhood education and care programs are being guided to use Pyramid Model practices in addressing the needs of young children during the Pandemic and other Traumatic Events. Our panel will discuss the impact of trauma on young children’s social-emotional health and how Child Care Resource & Referral leaders are making a difference in the support of programs.
Date:Sep 29, 2021
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Mary Louise Hemmeter
Mary Louise Hemmeter, PhD, is a professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses on effective instruction, social emotional development and challenging behavior, and coaching teachers. She has been a PI or Co-PI on numerous projects funded by the US Departments of Education and Health and Human Services. Through her work on the National Center on the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning and IES funded research projects, she was involved in the development of the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Young Children and a model for coaching teachers to implement effective practices. She is currently the PI on an IES funded development project around program wide supports for implementing the Pyramid Model and a Co-PI on an IES efficacy study examining approaches to supporting teachers to implement embedded instruction. She was co-editor of the Journal of Early Intervention and President of the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division for Early Childhood. She received the Mary McEvoy Service to the Field Award.
Child Care Aware of America
Nicole Garro has over 20 years of experience working to improve health outcomes for vulnerable populations, with a particular focus on maternal and child health. Ms. Garro is the Director of Early Childhood Health Programs and Child Care Aware of America. Previously, Ms. Garro served as Senior Director, Policy at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Director of Public Policy Research at the March of Dimes where she oversaw the policy research agenda, including development of relevant materials and analyses to inform the organizations’ efforts to advocate for programs and policies that improve the system of care and health outcomes for children, women and cancer patients. Ms. Garro studied public health as an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University and holds a Master of Public Health from UCLA School of Public Health.
Child Care Council, Inc.
Rose Shufelt, MA, IMH-E® has been in the early childcare field for over 30 years. Her experience includes elementary school teaching, working as a toddler and preschool teacher, program director of a childcare center, and infant toddler specialist, providing trainings and technical assistance to childcare providers of all modalities. Currently, she is the Director of Health and Social Emotional Wellness at Child Care Council, Inc., which encompasses a whole child approach to wellness including health care, special needs training, technical assistance, referrals, and equipment grants, Pyramid Model work, grief support, and regional mental health consultation. Rose is a Master Cadre Pyramid trainer and leadership coach, helping programs implement Pyramid Model to fidelity since the beginning of the New York State project. She is the regional Pyramid Hub Coordinator, working with a community-wide leadership team for cross sector Pyramid implementation
Jamie Tramte Brassfield
Family & Child Care Resources of N.E.W
Jamie has been working at Family & Childcare Resources supporting childcare providers in Northeastern Wisconsin for over 10 years. Her work includes training childcare providers and community members and providing on-site consultation for the state’s quality rating and improvement system. She is also kept busy supporting families looking for childcare that meets their needs and working with center directors on recruiting new staff. Jamie has trained many childcare providers and early educators in the Pyramid Model and enjoys hearing from her past participants about how the Pyramid Model has changed their classrooms. Her other Pyramid Model work has included supporting programs working on implementing the Pyramid Model, assisting with data entry and classroom coaching and mentoring new trainers.