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Position statements are formal expressions of the Division for Early Childhood that have been developed with input and reviewed by members and approved by the Executive Board. These statements address a specific topic or issue and represent the official position of the organization.

Position Statement on Ethical Practice
(May 2022)

Multitiered System of Support Framework in Early Childhood: Description and Implications (2021)

Service Coordination in Early Intervention
Division for Early Childhood and IDEA Infant & Toddler Coordinator Joint Position Statement
(December 2020)

Low Birth Weight, Prematurity, and Early Intervention
(September 2018)

Personnel Standards in Early Childhood Special Education 
(September 2017)

Challenging Behavior
(July 2017)

Child Maltreatment
(October 2016)

Leadership in Early Intervention and
Early Childhood Special Education
(March 2015)

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Role of Special Instruction in Early Intervention 
(June 2014)

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Promoting the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Children with Disabilities and Developmental Delays 
(September 2012)

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Family Culture, Values, and Language 
(September 2010)

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Developmental Delay As An Eligibility Category 
(April 2009)

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Promoting Positive Outcomes for Children With Disabilities: Recommendations for Curriculum, Assessment, and Program Evaluation
(March 2007)