Policy & Advocacy News: Comments on Mandatory Civil Rights Data Collection

DEC has submitted comments in response to the proposed changes to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Mandatory Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) for FY 2019-2020. In the letter, DEC strongly recommends that OCR/ED confer with the OCR within Health and Human Services as well as with programs under the Administration for Children and Families to determine how valid and reliable data can be collected across all early learning and care programs to provide an accurate data profile of the actual use of suspension and expulsion with young children. Only then will it be possible to use these data to make critically needed improvements in evidence-based practices at the local level. DEC also partnere

DEC Statement on Continuing Maltreatment at the Border

Over a year ago, the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) joined over 100 national disability organizations to express our concern about the welfare of the children who had been separated from their families and were in the custody of the Office of Refugee. As an organization, we are committed to advocating for policies and practices that improve outcomes for young children with disabilities and know that conditions for families and children at the border impedes children’s positive outcomes. Our position statement on child maltreatment states, “all young children deserve the opportunity to safely develop physically, socially, and emotionally within their family and community”. Similarly, our

Call for Input: Multi-Tiered System of Support Framework in Early Childhood: Description and Implica

DEC invites you to participate in a review of the position paper titled Multi-Tiered System of Support Framework in Early Childhood: Description and Implications. We look forward to feedback from the field as we advance this position statement forward. Thank you for consideration of this request. Download the position paper draft for review here. Complete the survey here to share your input. The deadline to respond to the survey is December 20, 2019.

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