|What's New |
DECA-I/T Excitement: Infant Toddler Accompanying Resources are NOW AVAILABLE!
The DECI team is thrilled that all of the companion planning resources for the DECA-I/T.
Regional Training Centers 2009 Training Calendars Now Available
The DECI team is excited to announce the training and technical assistance options available through our Devereux Regional Training Centers.
Spanish Translation Study: (DECA-I/T): Bilingual Adults Needed!
The Devereux Early Childhood Assessment for Infants and Toddlers (DECA-I/T) is a standardized, norm-referenced, strength-based measure that assesses protective factors and screens for social and emotional risks in very young children.
ITERS Raters Needed for CARE Checklist Research Project
The DECI team has developed a set of reflective checklists for use in group care settings (i.e. child care) and within home visiting programs to look at the social and emotional quality of care provided for infants and toddlers.
| Letter From Our Director |
Welcome 2009 as a fresh start! While creating healthy environments for children, those of you in the early childhood field can easily forget how important it is to find time to laugh, love and play to have fun in your own lives! Make a resolution to nurture yourself and build upon your own strengths to become an even more resilient adult. It is just so important. Full Story >>
Kid Connects, Boulder, Colorado
It had been a pretty demoralizing meeting, according to the mental health consultant. This happened a few years ago in our work with a large community child care center that seemed plagued by many of the challenges routinely found in centers, including higher ratios, lower paid staff, inadequate time for professional development, and an overwhelmed director doing his best to keep his program running and serve our community’s neediest families. Full Story >>
Survey Monkey to gather your feedback on the DECA Program Resources Coming Soon!
If you are one of the first 20 respondents, your name will be entered into a drawing to receive a free gift! Watch your email in the next few weeks. We value your feedback and want to help make the DECA Program even more effective and user-friendly through the upcoming revision process.
Are You Interested in Being on our National Newsletter Advisory Board?
We are currently looking for one final member to serve on our editorial board for this DECI quarterly newsletter. Responsibilities would include participating in a web-based conference call with members of the DECI team and other advisory board members approximately four times per year. We are hoping to further enhance our newsletter with the ideas gathered from the new advisory board.
Please email Karen Cairone if you are interested. Please title your email: “Newsletter Advisory Board.”
|Just for Fun|
Snow Day and/or Weekend Resilience Building Activities to Try at Home!
|Recharge Your DECA Program |
Need Some New and Exciting Ideas for Getting Staff Recharged about DECA Program Implementation? Try one of these!
New Email Address Help Line for Local Program Mentors
Starting in January of 2009, LPMs have direct access to members of the Devereux Early Childhood Team through an email address established just for LPMs. The address that will link LPMs directly to staff is: firstname.lastname@example.org. More >>