If you have a question about the work of the DCRC that is not included below, please submit your question here.
Q1. What age ranges do the DCRC resources span?
Q2. Are the DCRC resources offered electronically?
- Birth up to 18 months (DECA for Infants)
- 18 up to 36 months (DECA for Toddlers)
- Three through five years (DECA for Preschoolers, 2nd Edition)
- Two through five years (DECA Clinical)
Click here for more information on the e-DECA System. The kindergarten through eighth grade assessments (DESSA, DESSA-Mini) can be found on the Aperture EVO SEL platform. Please visit www.apertureed.com for more information.
Q3. In what languages are the DCRC resources available?
Q4. Who typically completes the assessments?
The DARS is self-completed by adults as a self-survey.
Q5. Does DCRC recommend obtaining parental consent for administration of the assessment tools and analysis of it for evaluation purposes?
Q6. Can our program use only the assessment tools and not the strategies and other planning resources provided by DCRC?
Q7. Does DCRC offer any resources for children with challenging behavior?
Q8. What is the philosophy behind creation of all DCRC resources and professional development? Is it promoting healthy social and emotional skills; preventing challenging behaviors; or addressing challenging behaviors?
Q9. How do your assessments fit with other assessment instruments, curricula, and standards?
Q10. What are the unique features of DCRC’s assessment programs that make them the most appropriate choice for my program?
Q11. How can the DECA-Infant/DECA-Toddler/DECA-Preschool be used to measure outcomes for individual children, groups of children, and program evaluation and quality improvement purposes?
Q12. How can the DESSA be used to measure outcomes for individual children, groups of children, and program evaluation and quality improvement purposes?
Q13. Is training necessary to implement your assessment and planning programs?
Q14. What implementation training professional development options are available?
Q15. Do you offer professional development on other topics related to the social and emotional health of young children?
Q16. Our professional development budget is tight, what options are available for limited or no cost?
Q17. Do you offer any train-the-trainer sessions on your resources?
Two additional train-the-trainer sessions are available for those professionals seeking to further build their skills on supporting others working with children with challenging behaviors. The 2.5-Day Facing the Challenge: Helping Teachers Better Work with Children with Challenging Behaviors Train-the-Trainer Session and the Two-Day FLIP IT! Train-the-Trainer Session are not dependent on the use of the DECA Program but can certainly enhance practices that help to reduce challenging behavior in young children.
All of these sessions and more are detailed here.