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Lower Grafton Council for Young Children and Families

For over a decade, LGCYCF has collaborated to promote young children’s healthy social-emotional development. We are excited to tell you about what we are currently doing to support infants, toddlers and preschoolers, their families, and teachers. Also, to provide you with information and resources that you can use to join us in our efforts.
On this site you will find the following sections:

About Us

This section presents a brief introduction to the Lower Grafton Council for Young Children and Families: who we are, how we began, our mission, and current major initiative.

The Pyramid Model

Here, learn about the Pyramid Model Framework, a collaborative approach for promoting young children’s social-emotional skills and addressing challenging behaviors. There is a general overview for those who are new to the Pyramid Model. A more comprehensive description is also included if you are interested in taking a deeper look at the model. In addition, find out about our local Pyramid Model implementation sites.

For Families

This section provides practical resources families can use to help infant, toddler or preschool-age children develop social-emotional skills (e.g. sharing, making friends, using problem-solving skills, following directions, understanding routines, developing self-control, recognizing and managing emotions). It describes ways to approach discipline. It also offers advice about how to prevent and address challenging behaviors such as biting, tantrums, and more.

For Early Childhood Practitioners

Tip sheets, tools and websites provide child care providers, early childhood teachers and others supporting young children and families with practical ideas about how to implement the Pyramid Model. Several videos show how teachers are using Pyramid Model practices in their classrooms.

Professional Development

Free Pyramid Model professional development and training opportunities are posted here. To access each section, use the tool bar at the top of the page.

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, H323A170029. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, Sunyoung Ahn. 

Big Things are Happening! 

Our Strategic Planning sessions are completed. We are focused implementing strategies to reach our goals!

If you have questions, want to learn more, or would like to get involved in the Lower Grafton Council for Young Children and Families contact Susan Amburg at
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