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.

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.

How can you participate in the Leadership SIG?
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