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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We look forward to seeing you at the 31st Annual International DEC Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The theme for the 2015 DEC Conference is “The Time Is Always Right to Do What Is Right” – (MLK, 1964) for Young Children and Families. If you have any questions about the DEC Conference please feel free to contact us at conference@dec-sped.org. 

Thank you, 
Patricia Blasco, DEC Conference Chair
Lydia Moore, DEC Conference Co-Chair
Leah Weiner, DEC Executive Director
Ben Rogers, DEC Conference Coordinator