Devereux Early Childhood Assessments (DECA)

The continuum of resources developed by the Devereux Center for Resilient Children (DCRC) support the healthy social and emotional development and resilience of children and the adults who care for them. At the heart of our work are the Devereux Early Childhood Assessments (DECA).

Building from resilience research, DCRC developed these nationally standardized, reliable, and valid assessments that help to strengthen protective factors in children from birth through preschool. These strength-based assessments provide the cornerstone of our work. Each assessment is…

  • Easy to use. Complete an assessment and use companion strategies to build the critical social and emotional skills children need.
  • Research-based. Nationally standardized, reliable and valid, the assessments meet or exceed standards for high quality.
  • Comprehensive. The assessments are completed by caregivers, teachers and families, ensuring a team approach to building social and emotional skills for all children.
  • Strength-based. The tools help to build on a child’s existing competencies and offer a strength-based approach to address areas identified for growth.
  • Positive outcomes. The information contributes to significant, positive change in the life of a child.

Below are full summaries, one-page overviews, and technical information on each of the Devereux Early Childhood Assessments (DECA) in our birth through preschool continuum.

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