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.

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~Your Journey Together (YJT) is a NEW strength-based curriculum designed to 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 including infants, toddlers and preschoolers, many of the concepts apply to families with children of all ages. More information>>

~DCRC is pleased to announce a new partnership with Conscious Discipline! The eDECA, a web-based version of the DECA, will allow professionals and families to screen and assess preschool children and offer strategies that pull from both Conscious Discipline and the DECA Program for Preschoolers. Join us for a 1-hour webinar, Thursday, December 10, 2015, from 1-2pm East Coast Time, on using Conscious Discipline and the eDECA Assessment and Strategies in Partnership! Register here!>>

~Considering the use of the DECA-P2 to measure outcomes for individual children, groups of children, and/or for program improvement purposes? Download a document that provides the rationale for examining outcomes along with providing specific approaches for measuring outcomes. View document>>

~The eDECA now has STRATEGIES for program and home settings! The eDECA provides users with simple, research-based strategies to strengthen children’s social and emotional health – both in the classroom and at home! Learn more about the new strategies available on our web-based platform. View video>>

~ The DECA Preschool Program offers downloadable forms, implementation extras, and more! Learn more>

~ What's inside the DECA Preschool Program Second Edition Kit? View video clip here>>