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The Pyramid Model Goes to Family Child Care Homes

Join us for a discussion about the implementation of the Pyramid Model in family child care homes. The panelists describe how Pyramid Model practices are used in family child care homes, discuss how they coach and support family child care providers, and share examples of the use of Pyramid practices by family child care providers.


Aug 19, 2019


12:00 AM


53 min

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NCPMI Presenter(s)

Lise Fox

University of South Florida

Lise Fox, PhD, is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Child and Family Studies in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences of the University of South Florida. She is the Principal Investigator of the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations, a faculty member with the ECTA Center, and is involved in multiple research and national technical assistance projects related to early childhood programs and practices.  Her research is focused on practical approaches for the inclusion of young children with problem behavior in community settings and individualized interventions for addressing young children’s challenging behavior.

Anna Winneker

University of South Florida

Anna Winneker has a professional and educational background working with children identified with emotional/behavior disorders in settings ranging from residential treatment to inclusion. She completed her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in exceptional student education and qualitative research. Anna currently directs the Program-Wide Positive Behavior Support Project at USF. This project supports early childhood education programs to implement the Pyramid Model program-wide with fidelity. She also works with the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations to develop products and provide technical assistance for promotion of social-emotional competence and inclusive practices for young children and families. Anna has experience providing training and technical assistance to implement evidence-based practices within a multi-tiered framework in a variety of settings including state-level agencies, school systems, childcare programs and classrooms.

Guest Presenter(s)

Erin Sizemore

Program Coach, Program-Wide Positive Behavior Support at University of South Florida

Erin Sizemore, M.A., is a Trainer/Coach for the Program-Wide Positive Behavior Support Project funded by the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County, Florida. She collaborates with select early childcare centers in Hillsborough County to provide training, technical assistance and practice-based coaching for supporting social emotional competence in infants and young children based on the Pyramid Model. Her primary areas of interest are in Positive Behavior Support, listening and spoken language for children with hearing loss, early childhood education, inclusion, practice-based coaching and family-centered support.

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