|What's New |
Web-based assessment solution: Announcing e-DECA 2.0
Available in August, e-DECA 2.0 is a web-based assessment solution that offers the infant, toddler and preschool assessments all in one database. Full Story >>
Devereux Center for Resilient Children
With the launch of the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA), Devereux's continuum of resilience assessments now extends well beyond the early childhood years. Full Story >>
Songs of Resilience in SOUTH AFRICA!
The air is filled with children’s shouts in a fast paced soccer game and with the sound of penny whistles playing “I Can Do it!” That’s what National Youth Day celebrations sounded like this June 16 in Mamelodi, South Africa. Full Story >>
Research of interest…
A structured observation of behavioral self-regulation and its contribution to kindergarten outcomes.
By Ponitz, Claire Cameron; McClelland, Megan M.; Matthews, J. S.; Morrison, Frederick J. Developmental Psychology. Vol 45(3) May 2009, 605-619.
| Letter From Our Director |
As I write this letter, it seems hard to believe that another school year has come and gone and we are preparing for the 2009-2010 year. While I love the warm summer days, I am hard pressed to say that summer brings a quieter, more relaxing work schedule. Full Story >>
|Reader Recommendation of the Month|
Thank you Linda Wyckoff of Menands, New York
Set of 4 Children’s Books: Everybody Feels... Angry, Happy, Scared and Sad, by Jane Bingham
“These books are wonderful, and we have been recommending them to teachers and families alike. The books are designed to help young children understand and cope with new and often bewildering situations and the feelings that they experience. They include a section at the end of the book for both parents and teachers.”
|Question of the Quarter|
How does your program reach out to families to help them understand and get excited about resilience, protective factors, and the DECA Program?
Responses should be 300 words or less and may include a photo, if you wish. One response will be highlighted in our next newsletter, and you AND your program will receive a special thank you gift!
Send responses via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline is August 15, 2009.
|Just For Fun |
Food for Thought
One of the most challenging aspects of working in early learning can be family engagement. As the mom of a four year old, it seems our lives are packed from the moment we get up until we go to bed. As an advocate for early learning I want to be involved in my son’s center, yet there are days when just dropping him off and signing him in can be a task in and of itself. Fortunately his school finds creative ways to engage families around their curriculum as well as the DECA Program. Full Story >>
Congratulations to our newest Devereux Recognized Local Program Mentors!
Beverly Sweet, Bradenton, FL
Leslie Mann, Lindsay Ontatio Canada
Linda Kline, Newfield, NY
Catheryn Wold, Behtel, Alaska
Kurt Karis, Eastlake, Ohio
Trish Bucholtz, Peterborough, Ontario
LPM Suggestion of the Quarter: DECA Program Strategy Cards! Learn More >>