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Division for Early Childhood (Council for Exceptional Children)


The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) promotes policies and advances evidence-based practices that support families and enhance the optimal development of young children (0-8) who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities. DEC is an international membership organization for those who work with or on behalf of young children (0-8) with disabilities and other special needs and their families.


Assessment Behavior Communication/Language Curriculum/Instructional Methods Developmental Delay Early Childhood Early Intervention Inclusion Infants & Toddlers Parent/Family Preschool Professional Resources Social/Emotional State/National Organizations Transition