The Devereux Early Childhood Assessment Preschool Program, 2nd Edition, is a strength-based assessment and planning system designed to promote resilience in children ages 3 through 5. The kit includes a nationally standardized, strength-based assessment (DECA-P2) along with strategy guides for early childhood educators and families.
DECA-P2 Record Forms
Designed for use with children ages 3 through 5 years old, the assessment form is strength-based, nationally standardized, reliable, valid, and easy to use. The assessment is available in English and Spanish in both paper and web-based formats.
DECA-P2 User’s Guide and Technical Manual
This resource reflects all current information related to administration, scoring, interpretation, standardization, and reliability/validity of the DECA-P2.
Promoting Resilience in Preschoolers: A Strategy Guide for Early Childhood Professionals, 2nd Edition
This guide provides teachers with research-based strategies and tips to enhance children’s social and emotional health, as well as hundreds of tips for improving the overall quality of preschool programs. Take a peek at sample strategies and tips in sample pages from Promoting Resilience in Preschoolers: A Guide for Early Childhood Professionals found at the bottom of this page.
Promoting Resilience For Now and Forever: A Family Guide for Supporting the Social and Emotional Development of Preschool Children
This resource gives family-friendly information on promoting a child’s social and emotional health at home. Take a peek at sample pages of this resource found at the bottom of this page. Available in both English and Spanish!
Building Your Bounce: Simple Strategies for a Resilient You
Based on the Devereux Adult Resilience Survey (DARS), this book guides readers through a process of reflection and action planning to strengthen four areas (Relationships, Internal Beliefs, Initiative, and Self-Control) related to adult resilience. Simple, everyday strategies link directly to items on the DARS, allowing readers to create meaningful action plans to strengthen their resilience.
FLIP IT! Transforming Challenging Behavior
Teachers and parents can help children learn about their feelings and how to gain self-control by using the mnemonic: Feelings, Limits, Inquiries, Prompts. Learn to FLIP IT! with the practice pictures, reflection activities and real-life stories inside.
DECA Preschool Program Online Resources
All reproducible forms offered to support DECA Preschool Program implementation are available online so that programs may adapt forms to meet programmatic needs and for ease in printing. In addition to the reproducible forms, many other resources are available online, including: parent letters, sample calendars for implementation, sample lesson plans coded for protective factors, and more!
*All of the items listed above can also be purchased separately.
Learn more about the DECA Preschool Program, 2nd Edition
Samples of DECA Preschool Program, 2nd Edition Resources
- Peek inside! Promoting Resilience in Preschoolers: A Guide for Early Childhood Professionals (pdf)
- Peek inside! Promoting Resilience For Now and Forever: A Family Guide for Promoting Social and Emotional Health of Preschool Children (pdf)
- Peek inside! Building Your Bounce: Simple Strategies for a Resilient You (pdf)
- e-DECA Sample Reports