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Child Screenings and Assessments – DECA


NOCAC Head start will use the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA)  as evidence- based screening to identify concerns regarding a child’s behavioral, social, and emotional skills within 45 calendar days of the child’s entry into the program


  1. Within the first 45 days a child is in the program, the Teaching team will complete a DECA developmental screening in the child’s least restrictive environment. The parent/guardian will also complete a screening.

Forms and Additional Guidance:

This policy complies with the following

Head Start Program Performance Standard:    
ODJFS Child Care Manual:    
CACFP Regulation:    
Caring for Our Children:    
Other Sources:    


Effective Date:     Reviewed Date:    
Approved By Policy Council:     Revision Approved By Policy Council:    
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