DECIDE Call for Mentoring Coordinators

DEC's Consortium for Innovations in Doctoral Excellence (DECIDE) seeks to engage doctoral students and faculty members through mentoring relationships, professional development and networking opportunities throughout the year. Currently, DECIDE is searching for two mentoring coordinators (one professional/higher education faculty member and a doctoral student) to facilitate and support matches between graduate students and professionals/higher education faculty members in the fields of early intervention/early childhood special education (EI/ECSE). Responsibilities of the position include: (a) participate in monthly calls, (b) attend the DECIDE Business Meeting and Mentoring Meet and Greet a

New Resources Within Reason - September 2019

This month's issue, compiled by Camille Catlett, features free modules to support your work. View the full email here. Please share this information in your networks! If you have questions, contact Visit the Resources to Support Practices page here to see all archived issues.

Honoring DEC Members 2019

Dear DEC Members and Colleagues, DEC would like to honor DEC Members and Colleagues who died in 2019. DEC Executive Board would like to observe a moment of silence during the DEC conference to recognize and honor those in the field we want to honor for their contribution to young children, their families and/or the professionals who serve them. Please submit the name of the person you would like to honor here. Thank you, Peggy Kemp Executive Director

Deadline Extended! Share your expertise with Power to the Profession

From the beginning, Power to the Profession has been focused on making sure that the perspectives and experiences of early childhood educators are front and center in the decision-making process. Now is the time to make your voice heard! The latest draft recommendations from the Power to the Profession Task Force, Decision Cycles 7+8, are open for comment and your expertise is needed. Because we want to make sure you have time to be thoughtful in your response, the deadline for feedback has been extended by nearly two weeks to September 25. What you can do: Read the draft in English or in Spanish Tell us what you think- Complete the survey or send your thoughts to Post on socia

CLASP Offers Webinar on New Public Charge Immigration Regulations and Asks for Providers of Services

DEC Members, Our partner CLASP is offering two important opportunities designed to support young children and their families. DEC asks you to participate in both these advocacy activities that reflect DEC priorities! Please (1) Take the time to watch the webinar related to the new Public Charge regulations; and (2) If you provide services to families, including immigrant families, complete the survey below. Thank you for participating in these efforts that reflect DEC priorities for the mental and physical wellbeing of every child and their family. Webinar: Public Charge and Young Children: What Early Childhood Stakeholders Need to Know Early childhood experts know that nutrition assistance,

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