Improving the social emotional outcomes for infants, toddlers, and young children.


Granite State College is proud to support the New Hampshire Department of Education and their iSocial State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG). The goal of this grant is to improve social-emotional outcomes of infants, toddlers and young children with disabilities (birth to age 5) through the implementation of the evidence-based Pyramid Model Framework.

What is the Pyramid Model?

The Pyramid Model is a conceptual framework of evidence-based practices for promoting young children’s healthy social and emotional development.



Embedding the Pyramid Model at Granite State College


The Pyramid Model builds upon a tiered public health approach to providing universal supports to all children to promote wellness, targeted services to those who need more support, and intensive services to those who need them.

Granite State College embeds the Pyramid Model Framework across the early childhood education curriculum to help candidates gain the knowledge and skills needed to improve the social emotional outcomes of all young children from birth to 5 years old.

Students will find a broad range of courses and assignments that align to each tier of the Pyramid Model Framework. For specific examples, please explore the chart below to see how the Granite State College curriculum aligns to the Pyramid Model!

Pyramid Content at Granite State College

Intensive Intervention

Targeted Social Emotional Supports

High Quality Supportive Environments

Nurturing & Responsive Relationships

Effective Workforce