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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Learning Decks


Learning Decks are professional development webinars for those who work with, or on behalf of, young children with special needs.

General Information: All webinars are hosted on GotoWebinar. A week prior to each Learning Deck, registrants will receive a link for the webinar and handouts from presenters. Each webinar is $25. Participants can register online. If your institution does not permit online registration, please send a purchase order to dec@dec-sped.org or fax it to 
855-678-1989. To review a full description of each webinar and bios of the presenters, please click on the title of each Learning Deck session. All Learning Deck sessions will be archived and available for download in case participants miss a session or want to sign up for a session in which they cannot attend on the date offered.

CEU Information: DEC is an approved BCBA continuing education provider. ACE #: OP-10-2037. If you participate in a Learning Deck that is eligible for BCBA continuing education units, you will receive a credit certificate via e-mail within five days of the session attended and a hard copy of the certificate in the mail within 10 days of the session attended.

Group Training:
 Does your institution or organization want to utilize DEC's Learning Decks for professional development for your employees? Please contact dec@dec-sped.org to discuss group discount rates or specific topics of interest. 

DEC member price per Learning Deck: $25 (please e-mail dec@dec-sped.org for member code) 
Nonmember price per Learning Deck: $35


 

Upcoming Learning Decks

Preschool Inclusion: Challenges, Solutions, National Trends and Resources
Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
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Approved by the Illinois Early Intervention Training program for 1 credit hour.
Approved by the Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program for .5 contact hour.
Approved by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities for 1 hour of continuing professional development in Early Intervention. 


Family-Centered Practice in Early-Intervention Context 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
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Approved by the Illinois Early Intervention Training program for 1 credit hour.
Approved by the Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program for .5 contact hour.
Approved by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities for 1 hour of continuing professional development in Early Intervention. 
Approved by Project SCEIs,  Georgia’s Comprehensive System of Personnel Development for 1 credit hour. 


Using Science and Engineering to Teach Problem-Solving for Children Birth to Five
Thursday, July 21, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
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Approved by the Illinois Early Intervention Training program for .5 credit hour.
Approved by the Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program for .5 contact hour.
Approved by Project SCEIs,  Georgia’s Comprehensive System of Personnel Development for 1 credit hour. 


Everyone on Board: Implementing the Pyramid Model Program-Wide

Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
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Approved by the Illinois Early Intervention Training program for 1 credit hour.
Approved by the Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program for .5 contact hour.

Archived Learning Decks from 2015 & 2016
(All archived Learning Decks are available for purchase)


Deliver Effective Professional Development and Support Inclusion: 3 Tips for Blending Practices
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Culturally Responsive Behavioral Supports for Children with Challenging Behaviors and Their Families
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Just in Time:  Providing “Real Time” Feedback to Teachers Around Individualized Behavior Support Strategies
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Promoting Appropriate Behavior Using Visual Supports
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Using Prompting Procedures to Teach Skills
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Outdoor Behavior of Young Children With and Without Disabilities in Early Childhood Environments
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