Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA) Preschool Program, 2nd Edition

The Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA) 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 the nationally standardized, strength-based assessment (DECA-P2), along with strategy guides for early childhood educators and families.

DECA-P2 Paper Kit Contents

Note: Each of these items is available to purchase separately.

DECA Preschool 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 Preschool User’s Guide/Technical Manual

This resource reflects all current information related to administration, scoring, interpretation, standardization and reliability/validity of the DECA-P2.

DECA for Preschoolers Strategies Guide

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, found at the bottom of this page.

Promoting Resilience For Now and Forever Family Guide (Preschool)

This resource gives family-friendly information on promoting a child’s social and emotional health at home. Available in English and Spanish. Take a peek at sample pages of this resources, found at the bottom of this page.

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 related to adult resilience – Relationships, Internal Beliefs, Initiative and Self-Control. 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 FLIP – Feelings, Limits, Inquiries, Prompts. Learn to FLIP IT with the practice pictures, reflection activities and real-life stories inside.

Reproducible Resources, Sample Calendars, and more!

All reproducible forms offered to support DECA Preschool Program implementation are available so that programs may adapt forms to meet programmatic needs and for ease of printing. In addition, many other resources are available, including: parent letters, sample calendars, sample lesson plans, and more! Find some of these free resources at the bottom of this page, or just CLICK HERE to see all of them.

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DECA Program (Birth through Five) PowerPoint Presentation

Designed to help you introduce and explain the DECA Program to others (colleagues, parents/families, funders, etc.).

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