May 26, 2020

We are excited to announce that CEC & DEC are co-offering resources specific to young children and their families. We will bring you Webinars and Quick Takes to support Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education teams. Access the resources here. 

The first web...

May 26, 2020

Hello DEC Members and Partners, 

We hope you are all doing well! 

Many of you have contacted us to request another opportunity to share with one another! 

In response, we would like to offer a second set of listening sessions. 

Our conversation topics will start with quest...

May 20, 2020

Members from the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exception Children and IDEA Infant Toddler Coordinators Association (ITCA), along with key stakeholders, have developed a Joint Position Statement on Service Coordination in Early Intervention. The...

May 6, 2020

Each year, DEC recognizes members who excel in our field with prestigious awards. Please consider nominating a valued DEC member to receive a 2020 DEC Award to honor and celebrate their contributions. 

Remember that we rise when we lift others. Please nominate a deservi...

May 4, 2020

Join Division for Early Childhood, in partnership with the Early Intervention Training Program at the University of Illinois, on Monday, May 11th, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST for this new webinar, presented by Meg Bracco Liebreich, PT and Dr. Benton Johnson. R...

April 29, 2020

On April 28th, 2020, Chad Rummel, executive director of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), issued a statement in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s release of a report to Congress titled Recommended Waiver Authority Under Section 3511(d)(4) of Divi...

April 28, 2020

On April 27th, 2020, the U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, released a report to the Congress as directed by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES legislation required the Secretary to provide recommendations to the Congress o...

April 27, 2020

During this unprecedented time, you as early interventionists/early childhood special education staff are being called upon to support infants, toddlers, preschoolers, young children and their families through the pandemic and transform overnight how you provide interv...

April 27, 2020

Action Alert: Emergency Funding for IDEA 

DEC and CEC need your help in asking Congress to support Emergency Funding for IDEA including for Part C early intervention, 619 preschool special education, Part B state grants and Part D national programs. CEC has developed a...

April 23, 2020

Doctoral Students, 

Please join the well being hour offered by the Division for Early Childhood’s Consortium for Innovations in Doctoral Excellence (DECIDE). Join your colleagues from across the country in prioritizing your well being! 

Join the Zoom Meeting he...

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