WAMPSVILLE — Thanks to a grant from the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York, the Madison County Health Department is offering a free Pyramid Model training for providers working with Madison County children birth to age 5 years, according to an announcement by event organizers.
The training costs, including lunch, will be fully covered by the grant, so there will be no cost to participants, the organizers added.
The Pyramid Model is New York State’s preferred social-emotional curriculum for early education settings.
The model helps children develop positive social skills, provides strategies for preventing and addressing challenging behavior, and sets the foundation for lifelong learning and success, the county health department said.
Child care center directors and staff, family child care providers, early intervention and preschool specialists, as well as Preschools, Pre-K, and Kindergarten directors and staff would benefit from this training.
The Preschool Unit of the training will be provided by Colleen Wuest of Madison-Oneida BOCES. The Infant and Toddler Unit will be provided by Ellen Olson of the Child Care Council of CCE.
The training flyer and a description of what will be covered in each module may be found on the Madison County Health Department’s web site www.healthymadisoncounty.org.
The training is limited to 20 participants for each training module, so be sure to register early by contacting Luann Hollingsworth at Madison-Oneida BOCES at email@example.com or 315-361-5902.
Questions about the training may be directed to Rosanne Lewis, Director of Children with Special Needs at Madison County Health Department, at 315-366-2361.