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    Interest Groups Councils DECIDE Distinguished Volunteers Professional Development Professional Development Learning Decks Institutes Personnel Standards for EI and ECSE Awards Program Conference Conference 2016 Call for Proposals 2015 Conference Program Exhibitors and Sponsors Professional Development Hours Scholarships Conference FAQ DEC Conference 2015 and 2016 Publications Publications DEC Products Journal of Early Intervention Young Exceptional Children Strategies to Use DEC Resources Position Statements and Papers Purchase Orders Calendar Membership APPLY DEC

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  • DEC - Recommended Practices
    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 Social Media Home Recommended Practices Recommended Practices What are the DEC Recommended Practices DEC Recommended Practices are a DEC initiative that bridges the gap between research and practice offering guidance to parents and professionals who work with young children who have or are at risk for developmental delays or disabilities The Recommended Practices were first developed by DEC in 1991 to provide guidance to the relatively new field of early intervention early childhood special education In the late 1990s work was undertaken to revise the initial set of practices and establish the evidence base for the practices through an extensive review of the literature Through recent collaborative work with the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center ECTA the practices have been revised and updated and a new set of DEC Recommended Practices is now available What is the purpose of the DEC Recommended Practices The DEC Recommended Practices were developed to provide guidance to practitioners and families about the most effective ways to improve the learning outcomes and promote the development of young children birth through age 5 who have or are at risk for developmental delays or disabilities The purpose is to help bridge the gap between research and practice by highlighting those practices that have been shown to result in better outcomes for young children with disabilities their families and the personnel who serve them Who uses the DEC Recommended Practices The Recommended Practices are intended to

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  • DEC - Updating Practices
    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 Social Media Home Recommended Practices Updating the Practices Updating the Practices The DEC Recommended

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  • DEC - Main Page
    Exhibitors and Sponsors Professional Development Hours Scholarships Conference FAQ DEC Conference 2015 and 2016 Publications Publications DEC Products Journal of Early Intervention Young Exceptional Children Strategies to Use DEC Resources Position Statements and Papers Purchase Orders Calendar Membership Updating the Practices Panel of Excellence Videos about the Recommended Practices Our mission 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 Social Media Home Recommended Practices Panel of Excellence Panel of Excellence DEC encourages the development of high quality products using multiple technologies to support the effective implementation of DEC s newly revised Recommended Practices in early intervention and early childhood special education These products may be for families emerging or practicing professionals professional development providers researchers and or administrators at the state local or agency level For consumers to know the products available are indeed well developed and evidence based DEC is creating the

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  • DEC - Main Page
    2015 and 2016 Publications Publications DEC Products Journal of Early Intervention Young Exceptional Children Strategies to Use DEC Resources Position Statements and Papers Purchase Orders Calendar Membership Updating the Practices Panel of Excellence Videos about the Recommended Practices Our mission 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 Social Media Home Recommended Practices Videos about the Recommended Practices Videos about the Recommended Practices DEC Recommended Practices 2014 Narrated by Mary McLean the chair of the DEC Recommended Practices Commission this video offers an overview of the new DEC Recommended Practices Click the play button to find out more Time 2 43 Share the Knowledge with Families Leaders in our field describe the benefits of the DEC Recommended Practices for families illustrated by images of children families and practitioners in a variety of early care and education settings Time 3 00 A DEC Safari

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  • DEC - News and Updates
    government for the remainder of FFY 2016 has been agreed to by all parties and was released this morning The bill includes an increase of 20 million for the Part C program and an increase of 15 million for the Preschool Special Education Grant Program 619 These funds will be available through state s grants July 1 2016 This bill still awaits final passage by the Congress and signature by the President Both are expected to occur DEC Executive Board President s Letter Thursday October 2 2015 Please read the DEC Executive Board President s letter by Erin Barton which was included in this year s conference program booklet DEC Executive Board Past President s Letter Thursday October 2 2015 Please read the DEC Executive Board Past President s letter written by Juliann Woods which was included in the 2014 2015 annual report 2014 2015 DEC Audited Financial Statements Thursday October 1 2015 by Leah Weiner Ed D DEC has released its 2014 2015 audited financial statements conducted by Randall Hensel and Company SAY NO TO BUDGET CUTS MORE SEQUESTRATION NO THANKS Wednesday September 16 2015 by Leah Weiner Ed D DEC members please take action now and call on congress to avoid fiscal disaster and sequestration before 10 1 15 Please send letters to congress to raise the spending caps to avoid drastic cuts that could shortchange special education and early intervention services for children ages birth through young adulthood and their families ED HHS Release Guidance on Including Children with Disabilities in High Quality Early Childhood Programs Wednesday September 16 2015 The U S Departments of Education and Health and Human Services released the final version of a policy statement that articulates the departments position that all young children with disabilities have access to inclusive high quality early childhood programs where they are provided with individualized and appropriate support in meeting high expectations The policy statement sets a vision for States local educational agencies schools and public and private early childhood programs to systematically work toward increasing the quantity of high quality inclusive early childhood programs nationwide This vision aligns directly with Early Childhood Inclusion A Joint Position Statement of the Division for Early Childhood DEC and the National Association for the Education of Young Children NAEYC and as such should re energize us all to bring the vision to reality Read more here DEC Participation Summary Thursday August 27 2015 DEC s July E Communicator Friday July 27 2015 Read all the about the latest news and events happening in DEC including details about the 31st Annual DEC Conference DEC s Recommended Practices Monograph Series DEC Award Winners and upcoming meetings Office of Head Start Calls for Comments on Federal Register Volume 80 Number 118 Friday June 19 2015 URL PDF Format This NPRM proposes to update Head Start program performance standards last revised in 1998 to meet Congress s requirements and improve the quality of Head Start In the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 Congress instructed the Office of Head Start to update its performance standards by regulation and ensure that any such revisions in the standards do not result in the elimination of or any reduction in quality scope or types of health educational parental involvement nutritional social or other services The proposed performance standards incorporate extensive consultation with experts and findings from scientific research reflect best practices lessons from program input and innovation integrate recommendations from the Secretary s Advisory Committee Final Report on Head Start Research and Evaluation and reflect this Administration s deep commitment to improving the school readiness of young children The proposed program performance standards will improve the quality of services reduce bureaucratic burden on programs and improve regulatory clarity and transparency They provide a clear road map for current and prospective grantees to provide high quality Head Start services and to strengthen the outcomes of the children and families they serve Action Date Please submit comments on this NPRM by August 18 2015 DEC s Advocacy Training Friday June 26 2015 Did you miss the recent DEC Advocacy Training led by DEC s CAN Coordinator Ashley Lyons Get the PPT slide deck and share this important information with your colleagues Make sure to particpate in future advocacy trainings which all posted on the DEC Calendar DEC s June E communicator Wednesday June 10 2015 Read all about the latest news and events happening in DEC including Learning Decks new executive board members and upcoming meetings and events DEC Set to Release New Publication on the DEC Recommended Practices Wednesday June 15 2015 by Leah Weiner Ed D Executive Director of DEC DEC s newest publication DEC Recommended Practices Enhancing Services for Young Children With Disabilities and Their Families will be released October 1 2015 The first version of the DEC Recommended Practices was created in 1993 and the recommended practices were revised in 2000 This newest publication highlights the 2014 revisions to the DEC Recommended Practices which provide guidance to families and professionals about the most effective ways to improve learning outcomes and promote development of young children birth through age 5 who have or are at risk for developmental delays or disabilities DEC Recommended Practices Enhancing Services for Young Children With Disabilities and Their Families aims to help bridge the gap between research and practice by highlighting practices that have been shown through research to result in better outcomes for young children with disabilities their families and the personnel who serve them It begins with a history of the recommended practices written by DEC Recommended Practices Commission Chair Mary McLean as well as an account of how the most recent revisions were made The following chapters focus on each of the eight domains within the practices leadership assessment environment family instruction interaction teaming and collaboration and transition The authors of each chapter explain these content areas individually providing definitions and describing scenarios and examples that can inform the successful implementation of the practices Stakeholders

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  • DEC - Get Involved
    mission 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 Social Media Home Get

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  • DEC - Subdivisions
    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 Social Media Home Get Involved Subdivisions Subdivisions 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 Upcoming 2015 National Subdivision Officer Meetings All conference call meetings will be held at 4 00 pm EST 3 00pm CST 2 00pm MST 1 00pm PST Dates for 2016 meetings will be posted here by January 19 2015 Resources available for DEC Subdivision Officers Are you a DEC state subdivision officer Please review this available resources as they will guide you in leading your state subdivsion Subdivision Guidebook This guidebook provides an overview for how

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