January 23, 2020

The Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC) in partnership with the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) invites you to be part of the 2020 Early Childhood Intervention Leadership Cohort. The goal of the Early Childhood Leadership Initiative is to provide technical assis...

December 20, 2019

Conference proposal review season is here! DEC is looking for members to serve as conference proposal Strand Chairs and Reviewers. 

How to Sign-up as a Strand Chair or Reviewer 

Your input helps assure this year's conference content meets the high-quality standards that...

December 19, 2019

Division for Early Childhood welcomes Megan Purcell, the new Vice President, and Justin Lane, the new Member-at-Large! Dr. Purcell and Dr. Lane will begin their terms July 2020. 

About the New Executive Board Members  

Megan Purcell – Vice President 

Dr. Megan Purcel...

December 18, 2019

DEC extends our gratitude for your continued voices in seeking additional funding for Early Childhood programs. We are pleased the announce the House has passed the following increases for Early Childhood programs and expect the funding bill to pass the Senate and move...

December 17, 2019

The DEC Research Committee is currently recruiting members and a chair. Please consider applying if you would like to be part of this vital group that focuses on research in EI/ECSE. You’re invited to take this opportunity to be an engaged and active member of DEC! 


December 13, 2019

DEC is excited to accept proposal submissions for the Division for Early Childhood's 36th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, taking place October 20 - 23, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

The deadline for s...

December 13, 2019

Dear DEC Member, 

Input is needed from all members of the DEC community to help refine and validate a new technology-based observation system called ENGAGE. The Project ENGAGE research team at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, with funding from the Institute for...

December 2, 2019

This month's issue, compiled by Camille Catlett, features ways to use similarities and differences to support inclusion. 

View the full email here.

Please share this information in your networks! If you have questions, contact dec@dec-sped.org. 

Visit the Resources t...

December 2, 2019

The latest issue of the OSEP Update is available now and includes a Letter from Director Laurie VanderPloeg, Frequently Asked Questions, Results Driven Accountability: What's Due and What's New, Dose of Data, and more.

Access the newsletter here. 

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November 26, 2019

DEC has submitted comments in response to the proposed changes to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Mandatory Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) for FY 2019-2020. 

In the letter, DEC strongly recommends that OCR/ED confer with the OCR within Health and Human Services as...

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