DEC subdivisions are state chapters made up of DEC members. State subdivisions provide a means for networking, professional development, and information sharing among DEC members in each state.

Typical activities may include organizing state conferences, publishing a newsletter, engaging in political advocacy, and supporting the activities of DEC. Getting active in your state subdivision is a great way to be involved in DEC!


                        Click on your state below to learn more

     Getting involved in a DEC state subdivision is really beneficial for early childhood educators. Illinois DEC members develop relationships with their colleagues, join forces to advocate for diverse learners, and come together to learn at the statewide conference increasing awareness of best practices.




Sallee Beneke

Illinois DEC