Promoting Resilience in Preschoolers
DCRC’s Preschool Initiative focuses on promoting the healthy emotional development and social skills for children ages 3 through 5 years old. These key factors related to child development also promote strong resilience in preschoolers.
The centerpiece of our approach is the use of a nationally standardized, strength-based measure of within-child protective factors. The Devereux Early Childhood Assessment for Preschoolers may be completed by both parents and caregivers and provides reliable and valid data to promote young children’s social and emotional development.
Teacher resources for professionals and strategies for families are designed to ensure that screening and assessment data is incorporated into planning efforts for the home and care settings that strengthen children’s protective factors.