You can now administer the nationally standardized, reliable and valid Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA) for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and clinical ONLINE! This web-based application 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!
All about e-DECA
We’ve partnered with Conscious Discipline to provide you access to their strategies!
A few of the great features
The Devereux Center for Resilient Children’s (DCRC’s) model includes both assessing and promoting children’s protective factors. Research-based strategies are linked directly to a child’s assessment results, and can be used in both the classroom and home settings to strengthen any areas of need identified by the assessment results. Our e-DECA users have access to a comprehensive list of strategies that are specifically targeted to strengthen Attachment/Relationships, Initiative and Self-Regulation. Strategies to reduce behavioral concerns are also available for preschool-age children. Spanish-translated strategies are also available!
- How to Access Strategies (video)
- Sample Strategies Report (PDF)
- How to Access Spanish-translated Strategies (video)
DCRC also focuses on promoting the health and well-being of all adults who parent, nurture and/or work with young children through a focus on adult resilience. The critical connection between children’s resilience and the health and wellness of the adults in children’s lives can not be underestimated. DCRC began this initiative in response to the growing understanding and appreciation that promoting children’s resilience depends significantly on the resilience of who cares for them. Our e-DECA users can now complete the Devereux Adult Resilience Survey (DARS) within the system, AND they can also access strategies for promoting their own resilience!
- How to Access the DARS on e-DECA
- Download the DARS – English or Spanish
- Sample Strategies Report (PDF)
REFLECTIVE CHECKLIST FOR PRESCHOOL CLASSROOMS
Yet another great enhancement to the e-DECA System, the Devereux Reflective Checklist for Preschool Teaching Practices! Young children’s behavior is affected by many factors, including the quality of the learning environment and the effectiveness of teaching practices. This checklist is designed to help preschool teachers reflect on and intentionally use practices that promote social and emotional health in preschoolers.
- How to Access the Checklist (video)
HEAD START ALIGNMENT
Our e-DECA users can see and understand the connections between the DECA Program strategies and how they support the goals of the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework. When accessing strategies, e-DECA users will also see a PDF of this alignment tool attached to each strategy. This enhancement helps teachers/caregivers see the endless opportunities available to promote children’s social-emotional health and resilience while implementing goals from the Head Start Framework. *Feature not available for Conscious Discipline e-DECA programs.
For questions related to implementation or understanding, contact [email protected].
For existing e-DECA users needing technical assistance, contact [email protected].