In 2020, Emerson was invited to apply to become a Pyramid Model implementation site as we were identified as a program, “poised for success.” Our application was accepted October 15, 2020 and we were assigned a Lead Program Coach who has supported us with the development of a Leadership Team. This team is comprised of Emerson teachers, staff, board members and parents. We have been supported in progressing through the Benchmarks of Quality assessment and the development of an Action Plan. Additionally, we have access to a variety of professional development opportunities intended to build our program’s internal capacity including virtual trainings, professional learning communities and practice-based coaching. Emerson parents interested in joining our Leadership Team are encouraged to reach out to your classroom teacher, Jen or Faith.
Our Pyramid Model work permeates all aspects of our programming and seamlessly aligns both with NAEYC Standards and our Reggio Emilia inspired work.