Research Recruitment: Call for Gross Motor Assessment Content Experts

Dear Potential Gross Motor Assessment Content Expert Research Participant, If you are interested in participating in an assessment instrument content validity research project and meet the five criteria below, please follow the steps outlined here. Research participant criteria: 1. Have a minimum five years of experience working with or educating (research and training) in the area of Gross Motor development for children from age birth through six years. 2. Have professional experience administering a criterion-referenced assessment instrument with children from age birth to six years. 3. Agree to fill out and return the hard copy systematic content review document as a part of the study. 4.

DEC Funding Council - Call for Members

The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) engages in work that advances evidence-based practices, supports families, and enhances the optimal development of young children (0-8) who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities. Under the leadership of the Executive Office representing the Executive Board, the DEC councils, committees, and commissions are the primary entities engaging in this work. These groups are officially recognized entities comprised of DEC members. DEC members are diverse in their roles and expertise and include, for example, early interventionists, early childhood special education teachers, early childhood te

DEC Conversations - Open Mic Opportunity with Peggy Kemp, Executive Director

DEC Conversations offers a time to share what is on your mind as a DEC member. This means sharing what is going well/not going well and to share any ideas you have for a new DEC initiative, etc. This month members of VOICES will join the conversation. The events in Charlottesville, Virginia have deeply touched our DEC Community. DEC members are actively engaged in assuring equity on a daily basis. DEC has been working through the VOICES Council over the last several months to support members in this mission. We have discussed ways to extend necessary conversations and spaces to promote equity and social justice in EI/ECSE (and in general). On Friday at 11-12 MST/12-1CST/1-2EST we will open

Members of Congress are in your home state – Connect with them before Labor Day

Members of Congress have left Washington, DC for summer recess and that means they are in their home states meeting with constituents and would love to hear from you and even meet you! There are several ways to connect and discuss important issues that impact young children with disabilities and their families, such as Medicaid and MIECHV, among others. Click here for details and contact your members of Congress today!

Call for Comments on U.S. Department of Education Regulations – Deadline is August 21

The Department of Education issued a call for comments associated with the government wide review of all regulations. DEC Policy and Advocacy Council leadership commented on the IDEA regulations. The DEC position is that 1) regulations are necessary and helpful, 2) this regulation review is out of the ordinary sequence of events (i.e. regulations come after reauthorization, not before) and therefore, there should be no change to the regulations at this time. Review DEC Policy and Advocacy Council comments here. Please review DEC comments and submit your own input directly before the closing date of August 21, 2017. Please click here to go to the webpage to submit your comments.

Evaluation of Existing Department of Education Regulations – Call for Input

The Department of Education is seeking input on existing regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification. DEC is currently developing comments in response to this call, and plans to share the comments with DEC membership the week of August 14, 2017. DEC recommends that members and all interested stakeholders submit comments in response to this important opportunity. Comments are very easy to submit on the website and are all due by August 21st. The DEC comments will be available for you to review as you prepare your own remarks. Information is available here. DEC views this call as an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of IDEA and support the valuable regu

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