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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 at the DEC conference and through digital means to build and manage the knowledge they need.

Contact the Co-leaders of the Leadership SIG to get involved!
Kim Sopko

Anne Marie Davidson

Ways to participate in the Leadership SIG:
Click here to join the Leadership SIG list-serve
Click HERE to join our conversations on Facebook
Click HERE to follow us on Twitter

Please join us at the Leadership Position Statement Focus Group on Tuesday October 7, 2014 from 8:00pm-9:00 pm in Hawthorne.