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