September 29, 2020

Join the following webinars:

October 6, 2020 - ECPC Higher Education Resources Webinar

November 3, 2020 - Engaging Students in Higher Education Through Online Instruction Methods Webinar

December 1, 2020 - Developing Competitive Conference Proposals

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September 18, 2020

The DEC Priority Issues Agenda was revised by the DEC Board in 2020.

The DEC Priority Issues Agenda is a statement by the DEC Executive Board intended to guide the strategic direction of the organization. The commitment to the DEC Priority Issues Agenda, the DEC mission...

September 17, 2020

Thanks to the more than 1000 service coordination stakeholders from 42 states who responded to the DRAFT Recommended Knowledge and Skills for Service Coordinators Nationwide Survey that was distributed by the National Service Coordination Training Workgroup and DEC’s C...

September 10, 2020

Congress is back in session until early October! Take a look at DEC's Priority Issues Agenda and let your representatives know what matters most to you. Also, consider the Legislative Recommendations from the Council for Exceptional Children's Special Education Legisla...

August 31, 2020

The Initial Practice-Based Professional Preparation Standards for Early Interventionists/Early Childhood Special Educators (EI/ECSE) were approved by the CEC Board in July 2020. 

These standards establish a vision for what professionals do in practice to deliver effecti...

August 7, 2020

Join us Mondays, August 17th, 24th, and 31st for DEC Community Conversations and Listening Sessions! As the new school year starts, please bring your questions and solutions to share with peers across the country. DEC members and non-members alike are welcome to attend...

August 3, 2020

The recording from the Personnel Preparation Committee (PPC) interactive discussion, Planning for the Fall? Refresh, Recharge, and Renovate Professional Development and Courses, is now available and the PPC wants your feedback.

Access the recording and related resources...

July 13, 2020

Promoting Personal Wellness in the Early Intervention/Early Childhood Field  

About the Sessions 

As these unprecedented times continue in many different ways, you as early interventionists/early childhood special education staff are being called upon to support inf...

July 7, 2020

Join DEC at the CEC CASE Special Education Legislative Summit (SELS)! Plus – DEC wrap around activities! This year SELS is virtual and free to all CEC members. This means you as CEC/DEC members. Previous participants of the Special Education Summit would give it 5 star...

July 1, 2020

Join DEC in thanking the Senators involved! 

Thank you! 

The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) expresses gratitude and appreciation to: 

  • U.S. Senator Patty Murray (WA) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) for introducing the Coronavirus Child Care and Educ...

June 29, 2020

In 2018-2019, 409,315 infants and toddlers, birth through age 2, with disabilities and their families received early intervention services under IDEA Part C. OSEP's new Fast Fact: Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities takes a closer look at what the data tel...

June 15, 2020

Dear Members, 

Educational institutions and programs across the country are assessing the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic at the local level and implementing strategies to reopen in the fall. We hope these schools and organizations are consulting with you⁠—the pr...

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