Welcome! The Division for Early Childhood (DEC)  of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 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.  DEC Collaborate provides parents and professionals an online format to facilitate discussions and resource sharing through a library.

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1. Login (DEC Members) OR Create an account (New Non-Members). 
2. Adjust your subscription settings. 
3. Join a Community. DEC Members are automatically members of the DEC Community.
Anyone can join DEC Communities of Practice

4. Start collaborating - post a messagebrowse current discussions to share your expertise, and search library entries.

Rules for Posting

What's okay to post?

  1. Discussion posts with requests for resources, resource recommendations, free event recommendations, etc.
  2. Job posts on the DEC Community (this is a DEC member benefit!). If you are not a DEC member, please visit the Career Center to post your job listing! 
  3. Research requests that have been approved by the DEC Research Committee. Submit your research request here for the committee to review! 

Read the full rules for posting to DEC Collaborate here.

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  • Posted in: DEC Community

    Not receiving emails from Committees, CoPs, or the DEC All Forum? Please use the attached document -- SecurityEmailFrequency   to check your settings. Settings are specific to each individual committee/CoP.  When a new committee/CoP is joined, ...

  • Posted in: DEC Community

    The DEC SC Committee is seeking to understand what (if any) studies on service coordination in Early Intervention are underway and/or have recently been completed.   Here is how you can help:<o:p></o:p> 1) If your state, program, territory, or country ...

  • Posted in: DEC Community

    The DEC Family Partnership CoP invites you to our April Community of Practice event on Thursday, April 27 from 7:00 to 8 PM EST. The topic will be " IFSP and IEP Outcomes/Goals ". This is the second session in our series of events focused on creating ...

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