FREE Sessions: Promoting Personal Wellness in the Early Intervention/Early Childhood Field

Promoting Personal Wellness in the Early Intervention/Early Childhood Field About the Sessions As these unprecedented times continue in many different ways, you as early interventionists/early childhood special education staff are being called upon to support infants, toddlers, preschoolers, young children and their families through so many different life-changing events; the COVID-19 pandemic, racial trauma and inequity demonstrations are transforming regularly how you provide intervention and/or teach. The stress and anxiety caused by how these events are impacting you and your own families. That makes it all the more important to prioritize your own wellness during this challenging time.

Join DEC at the CEC CASE Special Education Legislative Summit (SELS)! Plus – DEC wrap around activit

Join DEC at the CEC CASE Special Education Legislative Summit (SELS)! Plus – DEC wrap around activities! This year SELS is virtual and free to all CEC members. This means you as CEC/DEC members. Previous participants of the Special Education Summit would give it 5 stars! If you have ever wanted to attend, this is your year. Save travel funds & get awesome content! The sessions for the SELS are spread over 2 weeks, July 13th - 24th. Week 1 (July 13th – 17th) CEC and CASE have organized one-hour virtual training sessions to provide updated news and information about the key issues, including federal funding, teacher shortages, mental health, and special education through the pandemic. Week

Two New Senate Bills Would Provide Emergency Funds to IDEA

Join DEC in thanking the Senators involved! Thank you! The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) expresses gratitude and appreciation to: U.S. Senator Patty Murray (WA) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) for introducing the Coronavirus Child Care and Education Relief Act (CCCERA); and Senators Maggie Hassan (NH), Chris Murphy (CT), and Chris Van Hollen (MD) who introduced the Supporting Children with Disabilities During COVID–19 Act. Both bills would provide one-time emergency COVID-19 pandemic funding to support Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) programs, including Part C and Preschool 619. DEC thanks all the DEC members who have been working with DEC and our part

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