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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), practices (e.g., initial and ongoing assessment), and tools (e.g., assessment tools) that guide the field of early childhood (special) education are largely rooted in the medical model of disability (cf. Skrtic, 1991, 1995). These models, practices, and tools often perpetuate the identification (e.g., atypical development), categorization (e.g., disability label), and treatment (e.g., educational and social experiences) of differ

Division for Early Childhood Doctoral Internship

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 advances evidence-based practices that support families and enhance the optimal development of young children (birth to 8) who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities. DEC is an international membership organization for those who work with or on behalf of young children (birth to 8) with disabilities and other special needs and their families. Roles/Responsibilities Serve as a support to a variety of DEC initiatives ac

ECPC DEC Early Childhood Leadership Initiative – Cohort 3 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 assistance and training to emerging and existing leaders to support statewide Comprehensive Systems of Personnel Development (CSPD). Leaders from institutes of higher education (faculty members), doctoral students and their advisors*, and families will have the opportunity to develop and implement an action plan to enhance one of the six subcomponents of the CSPD (Leadership, Coordination and Sustainability, Recruitment and Retentio

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