• Meeting A
     September 8, 2021
     11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Meeting B
     September 22, 2021
     11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Meeting C
     October 13, 2021
     11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Meeting D
     October 27, 2021
     11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Meeting E
     November 10, 2021
     11:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Meeting F
     December 1, 2021
     11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Pyramid Model of Social Emotional Support Cohort Series (completion of e-modules, including assignments, and six webinars)

Learning Level 2: Intermediate/Application

Intended Audience – STAR NET provides Pyramid Model training for District funded programs, ISBE funded programs including Preschool for All, Preschool for All Expansion, and Early Childhood Special Education. This training is for administrators, ECSE educators, general educators, paraeducators, family educators, psychologists, and social workers in those programs. If you are employed by a childcare program not receiving ISBE funds, please contact your local Child Care Resource and Referral Agency for Pyramid Model training options. If you are employed by Head Start, please contact your professional development department for Pyramid Model training options.

Description – The Pyramid Model is a scientifically based positive behavioral framework that promotes evidence based practices to teach social emotional competencies to young children. The framework identifies key skills for supporting relationships, creating learning environments, teaching targeted social emotional skills and supporting children with challenging behavior. Registrants will view three learning modules of Pyramid content and the associated lessons with each module on their own. An agenda will be provided to inform participants regarding which lessons will be reflected on during each group facilitated meeting, with a focus on reflection and application of the content in the modules. Credit for full participation will include 27 hours of credit for viewing these eModules and participating in six online group cohort discussions, each 1.5 hours in length. No partial credit will be given. Full attendance at each cohort session is required in order to receive credit. To learn more about the Pyramid framework, go to www.pyramidmodel.org.

Continuing Education – This webinar will provide 27 contact hours (9 for the webinars and 18 for the eModules) for the following:

  • Educator License Renewal
  • CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) 3
  • CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
  • Gateways to Opportunity credit in area E (Org. ID# B40093, Event ID# )

Full participation is required to receive a certificate.


  • Emily Reilly
    Emily Reilly, Early Childhood Resource Specialist with STARnet Regions I and III is a proven leader with 14 years of experience in early care and education. Emily has served in a variety of leadership roles in the field including master teacher, associate director, college instructor, trainer and IL AEYC board member. Emily presents on a variety of topics including anti-bias curriculum, project approach, inclusive practices, reflective practice, and portfolios. She is passionate about supporting adult learners in improving their practice, specifically when it comes to making sure all children and families feel a sense of belonging and community. In her spare time, she enjoys running, yoga, trying new foods, and hanging out with her family.
  • Roseann Slaght
    Roseann Slaght has worked as a Family Resource Specialist for STARnet for 23 years. Her goals are to embrace inclusive practices, and find ways to support each child in order to develop their full potential, and include parents as partners in the learning process. She is a parent of two adult men with significant disabilities. In her spare time, she is also a licensed Massage Therapist. Rose earned her degree in Child Development.
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