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Teacher Testimonials
  1. - "Prior to using the DECA Program in my classroom, I had children who fought over toys, knocked over other's creations, and pushed children out of a center because they wanted to be there. I saw temper tantrums, biting, and a lot of tears. The children were unhappy and the teacher was a little stressed. It was not a pleasant situation. Then the DECA Program came along and I took the time to look at the environment of the classroom, my daily activities, and my involvement with the families of the children in my class. I saw many shortcomings that needed to be addressed. So I began to make some changes with my DECA Program Classroom Strategies guide in hand. I made changes in the way the room was set-up, the way we transitioned, and the amount of time I took to get to know the children and families. These simple techniques were key to an emotionally safe environment for the children. They were all preventative measures that could be taught to the children in the first few weeks of school. Now I look around the room and see children problem-solving, taking turns, and helping and respecting one another."
  1. - "Many of the parents in my classroom reported seeing positive changes in their homes at our November conferences this year. The DECA Program provides our Head Start parents with simple strategies to build on existing family strengths. It supports our belief that parents are the most important educators a child will ever have."
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