Our mission

The Division for Early Childhood is a non-profit membership organization
designed for individuals who work with or on behalf of children with special
needs, birth through age eight, and their families. 

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Young Exceptional Children

Young Exceptional Children is a peer-reviewed publication produced by the Division of Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children. It is a practical resource designed for teachers, administrators, therapists, family members and others who work with young children with special needs. YEC is a quarterly journal that DEC members receive as a member benefit. Non members, including institutions, can subscribe to YEC separately. Please click here to get more information about YEC. 

During the calendar year of 2014, YEC will only be available online for members. Click here to access directions on how to view YEC online.

Contact Information
Editor: Amy Santos, Ph.D.
Managing Editor: Laurie Jeans

Editorial Board
Young Exceptional Children’s Editorial Board is comprised of DEC Members committed to promoting policies and advancing evidence-based practices to support the optimal development of young children with special needs. Click here to see a list of YEC's Editorial Board.