DEC seeks new JEI Editor
The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children is recruiting a new editor for the Journal of Early Intervention (JEI). The new editor will begin a 5-year term on July 1... more
YEC Monograph 16 - CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS!
You have a few weeks left to submit your manuscript for the upcoming YEC Monograph 16!
Blending Practices to Strengthen Quality Early Learning Programs for ALL Children
Kristie Pretti--Frontczak... more
THIS JUST IN: THE EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS NOW EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31, 2014!
To register and learn more about DEC's Professional Development Institute May 1 - May 2, 2014 in Burlington, VT cl... more
Ratify the UNCRPD Treaty NOW!
Ratify the UNCRPD Treaty NOW!
Contact your Member of Congress Before November 5th!
The Convention on the Right of Persons with Disabilities is the vital framework to protect the human rights of pe... more
CONGRATULATIONS to our 2013 DEC Award Winners!
At this year's DEC Conference in San Francisco, we will be honoring our 2013 DEC Award Winners. Join us at the Opening Session on Wednesday, October 16th and the Awards Luncheon on Friday, October 18t... more
DEC Annual Business Meeting 2013
Join us at our annual DEC Business Meeting in San Francisco, CA
Date: October 17, 2013
Time: 12:30-1:45 PM
Location: Yosemite C at the San Francisco Hilton - Union Square
The Executive Boa... more
CEC Hires New Executive Director
CEC has announced that Alexander T. Graham, a leading association executive, thought leader and long-time member of the disability community, will become executive director of the Council for Exceptio... more
TODAY is the Early Learning Day of Action!!
The Division for Early Childhood is pleased to be a part of the Strong Start for Children Campaign, a unified effort led by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and supported by over 250 organ... more
DEC Volunteer Opportunity!
DEC is looking for members with interest in helping market and better disseminate several DEC, products, papers, and the YEC monographs.
DEC is looking for help in generating sales for existing prod... more
DEC Members: Comments Needed on SPP/APR Package
The U.S. Department of Education is looking for comments on a proposed package for the State Performance plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR). The proposed package includes plans for a... more
DEC Federal Update: The President's Budget
DEC Federal Update, April 12, 2013
On Wednesday April 10th, the President released his fiscal year 2014 budget which proposes to increase spending on education programs by 4.5% and repeals the automa... more
Final Part B Medicaid Consent Regulations Issued
Amendments to the IDEA Part B regulations that apply to services for children and youth with disabilities under Part B, including preschoolers served under Section 619, were published in the February... more
Position Announcement: DEC Executive Director
DEC is seeking applicants for the Executive Director (ED) position. The ED’s role within DEC is to plan, develop, administer, facilitate, and oversee all operations and activities of DEC, consis... more
DEC Conference Handouts Are Now Posted!
If you are attending the 28th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities--or wish you were-- the handouts are now posted. Click here to browse the conference program and... more
Isn't it a Great Time to Join DEC?
October really is a great time to join the Division for Early Childhood! In addition to all the great member benefits, you can save $10 if you join or renew your professional membership to CEC a... more
Developing Family-Centered Outcomes
Does your IFSP team struggle when it’s time to develop outcomes? Do you see “canned” outcomes that are not individualized and do not reflect each family and child’s unique inte... more
Nominate a Colleague for DEC's 2012 Awards
Each year DEC honors individuals who are making a difference in the lives of young children and their families. It's time to submit your nomination for the 2012 awards which will be present... more
Sequestration: What you need to know
Funding for important children's programs and benefits for practitioners face serious cuts unless we take action now. Click here to find out how you can help keep funding for these programs and... more
DEC Internship Opportunities Available
DEC is pleased to announce the availability of internships for students working at the graduate or doctoral level. There are two opportunities currently available:
Virtual Intern: Recommended P... more
CEC Needs Your Part C and 619 Success Story!
DEC Members, we need your help!
What CEC needs:
Part C and 619 success stories!!!
Why CEC Needs Our Stories . . .
Every year, CEC publishes the Federal Outlook for Exceptional Children, p... more
Request for Manuscripts
DEC is requesting manuscripts for YEC Monograph No. 14: Supporting Young Children who are Dual Language Learners with or at-risk for Disabilities. Please click here for details on to contri... more
Follow us on Twitter @DECTweets!
Annual conference news, exciting policy updates, important publications releases, and opportunities to advocate for young children with special needs and their families are now just a tweet away. ... more
New Position Statement Needs Your Field Review!
The DEC Executive Board recently approved a position statement for field review. Promoting the Health, Safety and Well-Being of Young Children with Disabilities or Developmental Delays needs your inpu... more
Part C Regulations available!
Today the U.S. Department of Education announced the release of the final regulations for the early intervention program under Part C of the Indiv... more
DEC Comments on Race to the Top
DEC recently took the opportunity to comment on the new Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge
(RTTT-ELC) application package. &nbs... more
Register for DEC's upcoming Webinar!
Join an interactive discussion providing national, state, and provider perspectives on the challenges and successes to defining the role of Special Instruction, maximizing the use of S... more
RTT-ELC Comments Invited
On Friday July 1st, the US Dept of Education released Draft Executive Summary for the RTT-ELC Competition for one week of public comment.
Comments are due July 11th. Please find th... more
Great New Resource on Autism Just Released!
Check out the Young Exceptional Children Monograph No. 12: Supporting Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Their Families. Please click here for more information about this title.... more
Answers to all your questions on IDEA!
DEC is excited to announce the publication of a great new resource: Understanding IDEA: What it means for preschoolers with disabilities and their families. Please click here for more information ab... more
DEC2011 Call for Proposals!
Submit your proposal for November's conference in National Harbor, Maryland! Proposals accepted until January 15, 2011. Please click here for more information.... more
DEC's comments on the Reauthorization of ESEA
DEC was invited along with eight other national organizations to meet with Jacqueline Jones, Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Early Learning, to discuss ESEA and other early childhood initiatives... more
Do you know someone SUPER?
Do you know a SUPER teacher, parent, researcher or student? If so, consider nominating them for one of DEC's prestigious awards. Each year, DEC honors individuals who are making a differen... more
DEC Executive Board Nominations
Are you interested in expanding your skills and helping the field? Consider a position on the DEC Executive Board!
2011/2012 vacancies include Vice President, Treasurer and Member-at-Large.... more
This week’s featured workshop: PRE-1: Intentional and Systematic Instruction in Early Learning: Tools for Teachers and Families
Presented by Patricia Snyder, PhD, Tara McLaughlin, MEd, Susan Sandall, PhD, Mary Louise Hemmeter, PhD, and Mary McLean, PhD.
You can embed instruction in everyday activities, routines, and transi... more
Plan your conference
The entire conference program is available to you in an easy-to-use interactive
format. You can search session by presenter name, topic and keywords.
Personalize your conference by choosing the mix... more
Sharon Lewis Appointed as Commissioner
Sharon Lewis has been appointed Commissioner, Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Children and Families. Sharon has over ten years of experience as a disability policy ad... more
Journal of Early Intervention Editor Search
Do you have a wide range of knowledge concerning early intervention/early childhood special education? Do you have experience as an editor? Would you like to make a significant contribution to the l... more
CEC Multicultural Institute
Be sure to join your colleagues on Wednesday, April 21 at the Multicultural Institute, one of the most exciting new events at the CEC 2010 Convention & Expo in Nashville, April 21-24. Alba Ortiz o... more
December 2009 Federal Update
Sharon Walsh, DEC's Governmental Relations Consultant, presented a federal update to 619 Coordinators at the Office of Special Education Projects (OSEP) meeting in Washington, D.C. last week. Click h... more
Joint Position Statement on Inclusion
The Division for Early Childhood and the National Association for the
Education of Young Children have recently approved a joint position
statement that underscores their commitment to quality early... more
NHSA Academy 2009
Administrator and Mid Manager Credential Program
InterContinental Miami Hotel, Miami, Florida
June 22-25, 2009
ABOUT THE NHSA ACADEMY 2009:
The NHSA Academy Administra... more
Weigh in on Early Childhood Assessment
We are inviting those who work with young children from birth to age eight to participate in a consumer rating of early childhood assessment measures. For more information, please visit our Prof... more
Comment on DEC's Dev. Delay Concept Paper
DEC’s concept paper on developmental delay was developed to
address policies and practices for using developmental delay as a category of
eligibility for young children. The paper has been revised a... more