What are some common barriers I might encounter with the Incredible Years DINA Classroom Curriculum?

  • Data collection can be difficult to manage if you are implementing in a large amount of classrooms. A site needs to pre-plan for how the data will be collected, by whom and at what time points to ensure that consistent data collection methods are used.
  • Materials sometimes are backordered for the IYS DINA Classroom Curriculum, particularly the puppets. This can cause a delay in implementation since the puppets are an integral part of the curriculum. Sites need to order materials as soon as possible or purchase alternative puppets that are available. (The EPISCenter can provide sites with information with alternative puppet resources)
  • Training for teachers needs to be scheduled as soon as possible because the demand for training can cause a wait time and slow down progress of implementation.