DEC Conversations - The November Conversation Happens Today!

DEC Conversations is an open mic opportunity to call in and express your opinion as a member, to ask questions, or to offer a new idea! Each month we will start the conversation with a focus topic and then open to topics important to those on the call. In November, we will focus on member engagement. Please call in with your thoughts on how DEC can better engage members across the field of early intervention and early childhood education. In December, we will focus on the Power to the Profession initiative and DEC’s role in the field of early childhood. November 30 at 1 PM EST December 29 at 2 PM EST Join by calling 563-999-2090 Code 563383

DEC's Cyber Monday Sale Starts Now

We're Having A Sale! Order today through Monday to save 5% off your order total! Enter discount code CB2017 at checkout to save. Visit the DEC Bookstore. Are you a DEC member? Email for your discount code to receive 20% off your order in addition to the 5% Cyber Monday Sale. Ordering more than 20 books? Email for a discount code to receive 30% off your order in addition to the 5% Cyber Monday Sale.

Giving Tuesday - Save the Date!

Giving Tuesday is next week. This is your chance to spread awareness to the rest of the world about Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education! Join us next Tuesday in donating to DEC, spreading the message of the importance of EI/ECSE, and asking your friends and family to join with us in our collective goal of making the world a better place, one child at a time… Because It Matters. – Here’s how you can participate on Tuesday – 1. Share our campaign! – Awareness is the most important thing we can give to the field. The rest of the world needs to be educated on the importance of this mission. Share some factoids about this work with your personal network. 2. Ask your friends t

2018 Call for Proposals is Now Open

We're excited to accept proposal submissions for the Division for Early Childhood's 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families taking place October 23 - 26, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. The deadline for submissions is January 16, 2018. The submission system is active now. We hope that you will submit proposals that demonstrate meaningful, effective, and sustainable collaborations across research, policy, and practice to increase learning opportunities for every child, family, and community through everyday routines and interactions. Looking forward to seeing you all in Orlando! Rosa Milagros Santos, PhD, Conference Chair Jenna Weglarz-Ward, PhD,

New Resources Within Reason - November 2017

This month's issue, compiled by Camille Catlett, features resources addressing suspension and expulsion. View the full email here. Please share this information in your networks! If you have questions, contact Visit the Resources Within Reason page here to see all archived issues.

DEC Response to ED Regulation Reform

DEC has reviewed the work of the Department of Education as they update current policy and guidance documents and rescind those no longer relevant or needed and we agree that the ones proposed to be rescinded are no longer useful. DEC strongly believes that much of the regulations and guidance still in place are essential to ensuring high-quality services to children and families and should not be removed. We will continue to watch carefully as any additional changes are announced to guarantee high-quality services remain intact. The table of documents that have been rescinded by the Department of Education is available to download here.

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