February 21, 2020

Dear DEC Community Members, 

The Power to the Profession Task Force, of which DEC is a member. is pleased to share the final draft of Decision Cycle 7+8, also available in Spanish.  This document outlines recommendations related to a supportive infrastructure and shared...

February 15, 2020

The DEC Executive Board is seeking nominations for three Executive Board positions starting July 1, 2021.  Final nominations are due May 15, 2021 at 11:59 EDT.

Available Positions:

1)  Vice President 

2)  Member-at-Large

3) Treasure

Learn more about each position...

February 13, 2020

DEC needs your help to request federal support for IDEA funding. The President’s budget calls for level funding for special education, which amounts to decreases in the per child funding as the number of children we serve continues to grow. We can’t continue to do more...

January 28, 2020

Rethinking the Order of Things: Models, Practices, and Tools to Move Beyond Existing Taxonomies in Early Childhood (Special) Education

Guest Edited by Chelsea L. Waters and Gregory A. Cheatham

Existing models (e.g., self-contained classrooms, reverse mainstreaming), prac...

January 27, 2020

The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) is pleased to announce a yearlong virtual doctoral Internship to support the activities of the DEC Executive Office.  

About the Division for Early Childhood 

The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) promotes policies and advance...

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! 

Res...

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New Release! Consensus Draft of Decision Cycle 7+8 and Releasing the Unifying Framework

February 21, 2020

Dear DEC Community Members, 

The Power to the Profession Task Force, of which DEC is a member. is pleased to share the final draft of Decision Cycle 7+...

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