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.

Latest Discussions

  • Posted in: DEC Community

    Come join the personnel preparation committee (PPC) at DEC in Minneapolis! The PPC invited session "Two truths and a tall tale: Common misperceptions about EI/ECSE standards" is on Wednesday, 11/29 at 4:30pm CST https://sched.co/1R1Sq Also make sure to join us at DEC Celebrates on 11/29 at ...

  • Posted in: DEC Community

    Greetings! Please join our virtual open house on October 27th, 5pm eastern. Project CIRCLE is recruiting new doctoral students in EI/ECSE/School Psychology focusing on interdisciplinary & culturally responsive research, practice and policy. Please see the attached flyer for more information! ...

  • Posted in: DEC Community

    Greetings! Rowan University's College of Education has a new job posting for a tenured Associate/Full Professor. Check out the link to learn more: https://jobs.rowan.edu/en-us/job/498930/associatefull-professor-special-education-and-inclusive-practices Looking forward to seeing many of you at ...

  • Posted in: DEC Community

    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking a new team member to join our Special Education and Child Development Department. See a short description of this tenure eligible position here and more information and application materials here ! ------------------------------ ...

  • Posted in: DEC Community

    Hello Anna, That's a wonderful idea to have a month celebration! There are many resources available on the Infant Mental Health Community of Practice webpage as well as from Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA). Here are the links: https://www.dec-sped.org/infantmentalhealthcop ...

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