In 2006, the national Center of the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) agreed to provide three years of technical assistance to Colorado to help build a professional development system that would support early childhood social and emotional competence. A state leadership team, the Pyramid Model Partnership (PMP) was formed to carry out this task with the following goal: To promote the social and emotional development of children birth-five years, through a collaborative professional development system that fosters and sustains the state-wide, high fidelity use of the Pyramid Model integrated with other relevant Colorado efforts. The PMP, renamed the State Policy Team, is currently working with the SpecialQuest state team to combine efforts to work with Pyramid Plus. Their new, combined vision:
To promote the social and emotional development and inclusion of all children, birth through five, through a collaborative professional development system that fosters and sustains the state-wide, high-fidelity use of the Pyramid Model, SpecialQuest approach, and other related evidenced-based practices integrated with relevant Colorado efforts.
The Colorado / CSEFEL Partnership agreement has been revised to reflect this new vision and related objectives.