New Resources Within Reason - February 2020

This month's issue, compiled by Hsiu-Wen Yang and Camille Catlett, features resources to support all children in building gross motor skills. View the full email here. Please share this information in your networks! If you have questions, contact dec@dec-sped.org. Visit the Resources to Support Practices page here to see all archived issues.

New Release! Consensus Draft of Decision Cycle 7+8 and Releasing the Unifying Framework

Dear DEC Community Members, The Power to the Profession Task Force, of which DEC is a member. is pleased to share the final draft of Decision Cycle 7+8, also available in Spanish. This document outlines recommendations related to a supportive infrastructure and shared accountability for the early childhood education profession. Read the final Decision Cycle 7+8 here. SAVE THE DATE, MARCH 9: Releasing the Unifying Framework for the Early Childhood Education Profession With the conclusion of the decision cycle process, the Power to the Profession Task Force will release its final report, the Unifying Framework for the Early Childhood Education Profession. This document reflects unprecedented

2021 DEC Executive Board: Call for Nominations

The DEC Executive Board is seeking nominations for three Executive Board positions starting July 1, 2021. Final nominations are due July 1, 2020 at 11:59 EDT. Available Positions: 1) Vice President 2) Member-at-Large 3) Treasurer Learn more about each position by reading the full Call for Nominations and Nomination Packet requirements. If you have questions, please contact Amanda Quesenberry at aquesen@ilstu.edu

Action Alert: IDEA Funding Freezes Hurt Everyone

DEC needs your help to request federal support for IDEA funding. The President’s budget calls for level funding for special education, which amounts to decreases in the per child funding as the number of children we serve continues to grow. We can’t continue to do more with less! We need you to reach out to Congress now to ask for these critical increases to IDEA funding to ensure children have access to the services they need. Visit CEC's Policy Insider to learn more. Send a letter through CEC's Legislative Action Center.

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