Learning and Development

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The Pyramid Model

The Pyramid Model is research based strategies and resources from the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (CSEFEL), focusing on the social emotional development and school readiness of young children.

The Pyramid Model
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Disaster Resources

Many children and youth often do not have the experiences and knowledge needed to understand and feel safe during a disaster. Although everyone experiences some stress in their lives from work, bills, or life-changing events, the presence of chronic stress can compromise health and well-being. Find resources for parents and educators caring for children, regarding what to do before, during, and after an emergency event. .

Disaster Resources
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Couple Relationships

Learn how couples and families can work together to deal positively and effectively with challenges.

Couple Relationships
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Family Communication

Communication skills influence relationships in families, children, friends and at work. Good communication helps build relationships in good times, and mend relationships in difficult times.

Family Communication
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Family Relationships

Strong families know their family strengths and those areas where they could improve. They have healthy relationships and practice positive parenting skills. Read about the six strengths families use to create positive environments.

Family Relationships
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Guidance and Discipline

Learn effective methods parents can use to raise successful kids. Determine your parenting style and learn how to improve your parenting skills.

Guidance and Discipline