Pyramid Plus Approach Training

August 25-October 27, 2017

Trainers: Patti Newman and Heather Smith

Dates: Mondays, 8/25/17-10/27/17

Registration Deadline: August 18, 2017.

Location: Early Childhood Council of the San Luis Valley, Alamosa

Address: 715 Main St, Alamosa

Registration Cost: $50

Targeted Audience

Early Childhood professionals and others working to improve the social emotional health of children Birth – 5 years; including administrators, coaches, trainers, teachers, Early Childhood Mental Health consultants and specialists, Early Intervention providers and other health professionals are encouraged to attend.

About the Trainers:

Heather Smith has been in the field of Early Childhood for 16 years. She has served as assistant director and lead teacher. She has a BA in psychology and is now pursuing her MA in elementary education.

Patti Newman has worked in Early Childhood for over 25 years. She has worked as a family child care provider, toddler & preschool teachers, director, ECE instructor and professional development coordinator. She has a BA in Child Development and a MA in ECE. She is a certified PPA trainer.

Structure of Training:

The materials are developed so participants will be able to apply strategies and tools in their practice. Presentation will be delivered in a manner that systematically breaks the content into 18 sessions with specific topics and strategies, which provide concrete examples based in a variety of settings (center based and home).
Pyramid Plus Approach Training (delivered by Pyramid Plus Staff and Certified Trainer) meets the requirements for Child Guidance Strategies. In order to receive a certificate of attendance you must attend ALL training days and complete ALL 18 sessions. CEUs and Course Credits (undergraduate and graduate) available with additional fees, assignments and contact hours. More information:

To register or to inquire about this training, please email Heather at

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