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Council for Exceptional Children: Division for Early Childhood


The Division for Early Childhood was started in 1973 by a group of volunteers who cared deeply about the development of young children with special needs. DEC is one of 17 divisions of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the largest professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.


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