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Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA)


Event Description

Devereux Early Childhood Assessment is a two day training focusing on the understanding and implementation of the DECA assessment. This training is required for the Early Childhood Mental Health Credential. 


Sessions / Training Location Info

This is day one.  You must attend both days for credit.


Session Being Hosted At:
Child Focus, Inc. - 4633 Aicholtz Rd. Cincinnati 45244 Clermont (directions)

This is day two.  You must attend both days for credit.


Session Being Hosted At:
Child Focus, Inc. - 4633 Aicholtz Rd. Cincinnati 45244 Clermont (directions)

Instructor(s)

Nicolle Moore

Event Information

Contact Hours 12.00
Training approved for OA-L2
Registration deadline Nov 29, 2019
Number of open seats 7
Event Owner Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Sponsor Phone (614) 310-1379

Topic Areas

Target Audience Classroom Staff / Teacher,Staff working with children with special needs
Age Groups related to content Infants,Toddlers,Preschoolers
Core Knowledge Area N/A
Child Development Associate Area To support social and emotional development and to provide positive guidance
Early Learning and Development Standards Social-Emotional Development
Assessment Type None

Objectives

Objective:

Identify the rationale used for the implementation of the DECA and how it supports areas of social/emotional development.

 
Core Knowledge Document: CKC Field Guide for Social and Emotional Development
 
Area: Child Growth and Development
 
Subgroup: Developmental Process
 
Competency: 3.2 Analyzes, evaluates and applies current theory, research, and policy on child growth and development to general practice and the development of a personal teaching philosophy.
Objective:

Idenitfy ways to implement the assessment for teachers to utlize to best meet the social emotional needs of the child.

 
Core Knowledge Document: CKC Field Guide for Social and Emotional Development
 
Area: Child Observation and Assessment
 
Subgroup: Gathering and Documenting
 
Competency: 2.1 Organizes information about developmental and educational progress that is collected from multiple, age appropriate sources and uses this information to construct more responsive programs.
Objective:

Identify appropriate observation techniques and appropriate conversations with families and early learning professionals in pursuit of social emotional supports for children.

 
Core Knowledge Document: CKC Field Guide for Social and Emotional Development
 
Area: Child Observation and Assessment
 
Subgroup: Foundations and Principles
 
Competency: 2.2 Implements the appropriate formal and/or informal observation or assessment technique.
Objective:

Appropriately indicate to families the nature of the assessment, the ways the assessment will be utilized, and why it is valuable for the child, family, and early learning professional.

 
Core Knowledge Document: CKC Field Guide for Social and Emotional Development
 
Area: Child Observation and Assessment
 
Subgroup: Gathering and Documenting
 
Competency: 2.4 Integrates contributions from families and other professionals into formal and informal observation and assessment procedures.
Objective:

Identify strengths based perspectives to help parents and teachers see a child's strengths rather than focusing on challenges.

 
Core Knowledge Document: CKC Field Guide for Social and Emotional Development
 
Area: Professional Development
 
Subgroup: Professionalism* in Practice
 
Competency: 2.6 Includes family values and strengths in setting goals for individual children and for the program and problem-solves solutions when family values conflict directly with appropriate education (i.e. family not believing in special education services).
Objective:

Identify the importance of social emotional well being in children, how it helps with future success, how it can be supported individually and with the classroom.  Identify ways to pass this information along to others.

 
Core Knowledge Document: CKC Field Guide for Social and Emotional Development
 
Area: Professional Development
 
Subgroup: Leadership* and Advocacy*
 
Competency: 2.7 Uses experiences and knowledge to inform and influence others about needs of all young children, families and the profession.
Objective:

Identify ways to plan and implement strategies based on the DECA scores to assist children in the development of social emotional skills.

 
Core Knowledge Document: CKC Field Guide for Social and Emotional Development
 
Area: Learning Environments and Experiences
 
Subgroup: Interactions and Relationships
 
Competency: 2.9 Assists children in identifying and expressing their feelings in culturally and socially acceptable ways using whatever communication mode is readily available and possible for that child's unique developmental needs.
Objective:

Identify the areas on the assessment where the child needs additional supports and utilize the Devereux strategies to add to supports.

 
Core Knowledge Document: CKC Field Guide for Social and Emotional Development
 
Area: Learning Environments and Experiences
 
Subgroup: Learning Experiences
 
Competency: 2.2 Plans and implements curriculum and instructional practices based on knowledge of individual children\'s needs, interests and abilities as determined by assessment information.

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