Tools & Resources – Infant/Toddler

e-DECA (web-based platform for the DECA Program)

You can administer the nationally standardized, reliable and valid Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA) for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers online! This web-based platform allows for both teacher and parent ratings to be entered online, it completes all scoring, generates reports, provides strategies for both school and home settings, and stores your data in a secure database. Get started with the e-DECA in order to promote resilience and social-emotional health in young children and in the adults who care for them!

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Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA) Program for Infants/Toddlers

This resource kit contains resources to support the social and emotional development of infants and toddlers. The screening and assessment tool focuses on identifying key social and emotional strengths, and the planning resources provide caregivers and parents with research-based strategies to promote children’s resilience.

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Note: This paper kit would be an alternative to using the e-DECA.

DECA Infant/Toddler Strategies Guide

This guide provides research-based, simple, easy-to-use social and emotional strategies for the home and childcare setting. With hundreds of strategies, organized into five chapters, this guide is a wonderful reference for any caregiver who is interested in promoting the social and emotional health of infants and toddlers. Included are reproducible forms and checklists to help programs reflect on overall social and emotional quality of early care and education settings.

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Promoting Resilience For Now and Forever Family Guide (Infant/Toddler)

This guide supports families in understanding what social and emotional infants and toddlers is, how to recognize key behaviors, and how to support children’s social and emotional health in the home setting in simple ways every day!

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Your Journey Together (YJT) Parenting Curriculum

YJT is a strength-based curriculum designed to help family service professionals promote the social and emotional well-being and resilience of vulnerable children and their families. The YJT curriculum focuses on empowering parents to promote safe, trusting and healing environments – all key elements of a trauma-sensitive program. While YJT is designed for families with young children (infants, toddlers, preschoolers), many of the concepts apply to families with children of all ages.

Building Your Bounce: Simple Strategies for a Resilient You

Research confirms the critical connection between the health and well-being of children and the adults caring for them. Because of this important link, it is essential that adults take care of themselves so that they are able to provide high-quality care to the children in their lives. This journal is designed to meet adults where they are and take them to a place of greater strength and determination. Through reflective readings, activities, journaling and written responses, this book will uncover strategies for strengthening four areas related to resilience.

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Building Your Bounce Self-Paced Online Course

Teachers, parents, and all adults who educate and care for young children are invited to join Dr. Nefertiti Poyner, Early Childhood Specialist and National Trainer with the Devereux Center for Resilient Children, on a journey of discovering strategies that promote adult resilience. This self-paced learning experience shines a light on how adults who prioritize their own well-being have a greater capacity to provide the kind of high-quality care that young children deserve.

CARE Reflective Checklists

These four reflective checklists will help caregivers and home visitors support the social and emotional quality of infant and toddler care settings. The reflective checklists cover the following areas: (1) Connecting with Families, (2) Activities and Routines, (3) Responsive Caregiving, and (4) Environment.

We also offer these checklists in Spanish!

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