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Professional Development (PD) CoP

The Professional Development Community of Practice (PD CoP) is a place for individuals who are designing and delivering professional development and/or technical assistance within the field of Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE). Participants become part of a community that has a common interest in providing high quality professional development to the EI/ECSE workforce. The PD CoP offers participants a variety of ways to connect with colleagues, share resources, engage in problem-solving, celebrate success, and explore new ideas together.

Join the PD CoP

When you join the PD CoP you become a member of a peer-to-peer group of professionals committed to training and supporting the EI/ECSE workforce. The short membership form gathers pertinent information about each member that can be used to facilitate networking, resource-sharing, problem-solving, and collaboration.

Please join the PD CoP to receive email alerts and calendar invites for future meetings

Meeting & Events

Please Note: DEC CoP events do not include certificates of attendance.


The PD CoP meets quarterly for 60 minutes on the second Tuesday of the month from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time. It is open to both DEC members and non-members. Anyone with interest in PD for the EI/ECSE workforce is encouraged to join the CoP, even if attendance at meetings is a challenge. Additional ways for participants to stay informed, ask questions, seek support, and share expertise with the community are available.


2024 Meeting Schedule - Register for the quarterly meeting here.

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2024

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2024

  • Tuesday, August 13, 2024

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2024

Resources Developed by PD Providers for PD Providers

*Resources were developed and shared by the Early Intervention-Early Childhood Professional Development Community of Practice (EI-EC PD CoP) prior to the formation of the DEC PD CoP.  All resources are free to use. Please visit the DEC Collaborate page for additional EI-EC PD CoP Archived Resources. To set up a DEC Collaborate account for the first time click here.


  • The Universal Online Part C EI Curriculum includes free materials that can be used in their original format or customized for state/program use. Curriculum modules are short in duration, include embedded videos/activities, and reference the DEC Recommended Practices. Module topics include Mission and 7 Key Principles, Foundational Pillars of EI, Authentic Assessment, and Teaming. For more information about what is included in the Universal Online Part C EI Curriculum and how it might be used view this flyer.


  • The EI Video Library serves as a centralized hub for early intervention videos that can be used for professional development, pre-service training, public awareness, and self-directed learning. 


  • Additional resources such as the caregiver coaching crosswalk, virtual engagement strategies, and virtual reflection activities can be accessed on the DEC PD CoP Collaborate Community page. This community page is open to both DEC members and non-members, however registration is required. To set up a DEC Collaborate account for the first time click here.

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