DEC exists so that young children with disabilities and other special needs participate as full members of families and communities and benefit from competent, informed, and connected professionals, families, and policy makers.
A critical component to achievement of these Ends is an active Valuing Our Individual Children and Families through Equity and Social Justice (VOICES) council.
DEC is currently recruiting members for the VOICES Council. The following positions must be filled:
The DEC VOICES Council will function as a necessary and significant arm of the DEC Executive Office. Division for Early Childhood Councils are officially recognized bodies of DEC members that are supported by the DEC Executive Office, and are liaised by members of the DEC Executive Board. Councils reflect the formal positions of the Division for Early Childhood and participate in developing, maintaining, and evolving strategies and initiatives that are critical and center to supporting DEC’s mission and beliefs.
The DEC VOICES Council is a volunteer body comprised of DEC members in good standing. These individuals serve the purpose of providing strategic direction and proposed recommendations for DEC’s policy and advocacy efforts.
Members of the VOICES Council are not considered members of the DEC Executive Board. All VOICES Council Officers must be DEC Members in good standing.
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