Whether you’re an early childhood special educator, a university faculty member, a program administrator, a practice-based coach, or a family member, you draw on high quality information to support your daily interactions with young children and families. Now DEC has three additional ways you can access evidence-based practices and resources to support whatever role you play - - and all of them are free. Use the Resource Archives icon to the right to access past issues.


Resources within Reason 

Every other month a concise set of free resources on a key early childhood/early childhood special education topic is posted. Whether the topic is family engagement (May 2018) or the evidence for inclusion (January 2017), this one-page summary highlights great materials to use or share.


July 2021 – Resources to Support Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Practices  

Compiled by Sarah Garrity

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From Article to Action 

Ever read a great article then wonder how to use it in your work?

From Article to Action is a quarterly column that describes creative ways to use one of the articles from the current issue of Young Exceptional Children. With specific examples for professionals, leaders, and professional development providers, each column offers additional options for acting on the information and recommendations in the article. DEC provides online access to the Article to Action column and to the article on which the column is based.


From Article to Action: Promoting Infant–Toddler Learning Within Everyday Routines by Camille Catlett, MA

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Assessing the Home Environment to Promote Infant-Toddler Learning Within Everyday Family Routines 

Bonnie Keilty, EdD

Published December 2020

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DEC Recommended Practices Monograph Resources

Each edition of the DEC Recommended Practices Monograph Series has an extensive section of annotated resources related to the topic (e.g., interaction resources), most of which are readily available and free. 


Here you can access the UPDATED resource section and use the resources to support young children and their families, with emphasis on children with or at risk for disabilities. Please feel free to freely share or copy this resource.

Resources to Support Teaming and Collaboration

Compiled by Chih-Ing Lim and Shuting Zheng

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All DEC Recommended Practices monographs can be found at the DEC Bookstore.


To suggest resources, or request focus topics for the listserv, please contact Camille Catlett at (919) 966-6635 or camille.catlett@unc.edu.