This guide provides research-based, simple, easy to use social and emotional strategies for the home and child care setting. Included are reproducible forms and checklists to help programs reflect on overall social and emotional quality of early care and education settings.
"Promoting Resilience For Now and Forever: A Family Guide for Supporting the Social and Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers", Second Edition supports families in understanding what social and emotional health of infants and toddlers is, how to recognize key behaviors, and how to support children's social/emotional health in the home setting in simple ways every day. Set of 20. Available in English and Spanish.
The DECA-P2 Record Forms are strength-based, nationally standardized, reliable, valid, and easy-to-use! These sets includes 40 assessment forms and a pad of 40 individual child profile forms. Sets available in English or Spanish.
This strategy guide for early childhood professionals includes hundreds of research-based strategies and tips to strengthen young children's initiative, self-regulation, and attachment/relationships. The strategies incorporate developmentally appropriate teaching practices in five areas related to social and emotional health: Daily Routines; Environment; Caring Connections; Activities and Experiences; Partnerships between Teachers and Families. It takes readers through a simple five-step approach… More »
These guides offer families simple strategies to support young children's healthy social and emotional development. Filled with suggestions of everyday activities that families can enjoy together and promote three key protective factors: initiative, self-regulation, and attachment/relationships. Booklets (40 pages) are available in English or Spanish in sets of 20. Copyright 2013.
Grades K - 8. The Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA) is a behavior rating scale completed by parents, teachers, and after school staff, which assesses skills related to social-emotional competence, resilience, and academic success. The DESSA kit includes the manual, norms reference card, and 25 hand-scorable paper record forms in a vinyl portfolio. The DESSA Scoring Assistant program provides on-line administration, scoring, and interpretation. A classroom/group profile, which identifies… More »
The Devereux Early Childhood Assessment Clinical Form (DECA-C) is designed to be used by early childhood mental health consultants and other mental health professionals with select children, ages 2 through 5, who are already showing significant behavioral concerns. The DECA-C is a 62-item scale that can be completed by either teachers or parents in about 15 minutes. The DECA-C contains all of the strength-based resilience items and scales found on the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment for Preschoolers,… More »
3 years & up. This CLASS® Instructional Support kit provides teachers with CLASS®-based guidance on how to effectively use materials aligned to pattern-related developmental outcomes in mathematics in their classroom. It also helps teachers develop children's thinking and language. Included guide encourages teachers to develop CLASS®-based planning and reflection practices that will help them all year long. Designed to be used with a wet erase marker, the guide can be used repeatedly… More »
With the infant version of the trusted, widely used CLASS® tool, early childhood programs have an accurate and reliable way to assess teacher-infant interactions, a primary component of positive early experiences. Developed for use with children from birth to 18 months, the CLASS® Infant tool specifically focuses on how teachers engage with infants and support their learning and development during everyday routines and activities. With clear guidance and background information, this manual… More »
This tri-fold laminated sheet is a handy reference for users of the popular CLASS® observation tool. Available in convenient packages of 5, this sturdy quick-sheet shows evaluators what to look for while observing each of the 10 CLASS® dimensions and scoring the tool. This product is part of CLASS®, the bestselling classroom observational tool that measures interactions between children and teachers -- a primary ingredient of high-quality early educational experiences. With versions… More »
The increasing concern over the effect of child care on children's lives has focused attention on the quality of that care. Since most out-of-home care is provided in family child care homes, the need has grown for an accessible, reliable, and thorough means of assessing the quality and suitability of such settings. Developed through lengthy field testing, research, and revision, the Family Child Care Environmental Rating Scale consists of 32 items, organized under six major headings: Space and… More »
These instructional, interactive DVDs provide teachers with strategies for working with preschool children who display challenging behaviors. In addition to rich video footage, each DVD comes with a comprehensive facilitator's guide filled with activities and guidance for using the videos for staff professional development. Disc One covers: What is Challenging Behavior?; Developmentally Appropriate Behavior; Why Do Kids Misbehave?; Parents as Partners; Skill Development Study #1. Disc Two covers:… More »
This DVD is an instructional, interactive DVD developed by Devereux. It includes 28 video clips from actual early childhood classrooms in these six categories: Prevention in Action, Positive Guidance in Action, Learning Opportunities, Developing Observation Skills, Case Study Pre-Intervention, and Case Study Intervention. Training guide is downloadable and printable directly from the DVD.
What are the components of high-quality after-school care for children ages 5-12? How can we evaluate these programs? These are the challenges facing caregivers, schools, agencies, and parents as after-school programs proliferate. The School-Age Care Environment Rating Scale®, Updated Edition provides an easy-to-use resource for defining and assessing the quality of both public and private programs caring for school-age children during out-of-school time. This updated, spiral-bound edition is… More »
Grades K-8. The Devereux Student Strengths Assessment Mini (DESSA-mini) is a series of four, equivalent, 8-item behavior rating scales accompanied by an innovative Ongoing Progress Monitoring Form. The DESSA-mini can be used to screen for and monitor progress in the acquisition of social-emotional competencies. The DESSA-mini can be completed by teachers or staff at schools and child-serving agencies, including after-school, social service, and mental health programs. Includes: DESSA-mini manual;… More »
Grades K-8. The Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA) is a behavior rating scale that assesses skills related to social-emotional competence, resilience, and academic success. It is designed to be completed by parents, teachers, and after school staff. The DESSA Record Forms are hand-scorable. One set contains 25 paper record forms.
The Devereux Students Strengths Assessment-Mini (DESSA-mini) is a series of four, equivalent, 8-item behavior rating scales. Each scale is designed to be used alone as a baseline needs assessment or as part of a universal system that supports screening, progress monitoring, intervention planning and outcome evaluation across the social-emotional competencies. Each pack includes 25 paper record forms.
These are the 24-page forms needed to conduct the Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT) for Preschool Classrooms observational assessment. If your program is among the thousands using the evidence-based Pyramid Model for Promoting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children, this is the one tool you need to support teachers to effectively use the practices. Developed by highly respected creators of the Pyramid Model for classrooms enrolling children 2 to 5 years of age, the TPOT… More »
Developed by highly respected creators of the Pyramid Model for classrooms enrolling children 2-5 years of age, the TPOT is an in-depth tool that provides information on how well teachers are implementing practices related to universal, targeted, and individualized supports. A trained administrator conducts a classroom observation and teacher interview, uncovering detailed information about the quality of 14 key teaching practices, noting red flags that indicate areas for immediate support, and… More »