e-DECA 2.0 – Web-Based Assessments for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with STRATEGIES

Administer the DECA online! This web-based computer application allows for ratings to be entered online, completes all scoring, generates reports, and stores the data in a secure database. The application also offers a variety of strategies for the program and home settings that can be selected as part of the planning process for individual children.  Immediate access to reports, including individual ratings, rater comparisons, pre- and post-comparisons, strategy report, and group profiles are available. Users can also generate a report that provides aggregate information across an entire program or download and export the data.

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Now build teacher resilience on e-DECA.

Teachers’ protective factors matter too. e-DECA now allows teachers to complete the Devereux Adult Resilience Survey (DARS) within the e-DECA system. Learn more about our commitment to adult resilience here, download a PDF of the DARS here, or watch a 1-minute video on how to access DARS on e-DECA.

e-DECA Strategies are Aligned with the Head Start Outcomes Framework

e-DECA can now help teachers see and understand the connections between the e-DECA strategies and how they support the goals of the Head Start Learning Outcomes Framework. For each e-DECA strategy, a PDF that explains the alignment is available to view or download. (View a sample strategy here.) This new enhancement helps teachers see the endless opportunities available to promote children’s social emotional health and resilience while implementing goals from the Head Start Framework.

*Please note that this enhancement is not available for Conscious Discipline users.

Strategies Support Assessment

The Devereux Center for Resilient Children’s model includes 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 that are identified by the assessment results. e-DECA users will find a comprehensive list of research-based strategies that are specifically targeted to strengthening Attachment/Relationships, Self-Regulation and Initiative.  Strategies to reduce behavioral concerns are also available on the e-DECA. Watch a video on how to access strategies, or see a sample strategy report here.

Spanish Strategies Now Available

The Devereux Center for Resilient Children and Kaplan Early Learning are proud of this great enhancement to the e-DECA system! Many programs across the country work with Spanish-speaking families. With this new enhancement, these families can be further engaged in the resilience building process. View this video to see exactly what the process looks like.

*Please note that this enhancement is not available for Conscious Discipline users.

Reflective Checklist for Preschool Teaching Practices Now Available

Yet another great enhancement to the e-DECA system, the Devereux Reflective Checklist! Young children’s behavior is affected by many factors, including the quality of the learning environment and the effectiveness of teaching practices. The Checklist is designed to help preschool teachers reflect on and intentionally use practices that promote social and emotional health in preschoolers. View this video to see how to access this valuable tool.