Our mission

The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) promotes policies and advances evidence-based practices that support families and enhance the optimal development of young children (0-8) who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities. DEC is an international membership organization for those who work with or on behalf of young children (0-8) with disabilities and other special needs and their families. 

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The DEC Leadership SIG is open to any DEC member who shares an interest in leadership as a concept or a practice and wants to affiliate with others to develop leadership capacity in themselves and in the field of early childhood special education. Members come together in several ways, including face-to-face meetings at the DEC Conference and through digital means to build and manage the knowledge they need.

For more information, please email leadershipECSE@gmail.com.


Kim Moherek Sopko, ksopko@earlychildhoodadvantage.com
Anne Marie Davidson, adavidson@uchc.edu


October 22, 2015 2:00-3:30 pm Eastern. "Finding Courage: A Woman’s Challenge" presented by Annette Rogers, Ph.D.
To view an edited recording, click here.

January 26, 2016 4:30-6:00 pm Eastern. "The Journey to Effective Leadership: Putting it all together" presented by Christy A. Chambers, Ed.D. For more information or materials, please contact Dr. Chambers at beyondthebox.christy@gmail.com or visit her website at http://leaderswithheart.com/

How can you participate in the Leadership SIG?
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