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June 10, 2018  Mini-grant application submission deadline extended to June 10, 2018

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Thank you to all who attended the 2018 MN DEC Spring Practitioner's Conference, a rich experience of professional development and connection with colleagues. Camille Catlett's "Resources Within Reason" may be found by clicking on the following link:


Do you know someone that has let his or her membership lapse? Do you know someone that should be a member, but for whatever reason they are not? Please share this link with your colleagues and friends -

CEC is aware of the cost issues for some members and has made a tiered system for joining: Premier ($205) Full ($115) Basic ($65). There is an additional cost of joining the DEC subdivision for Full and Basic ($50) and for Premier ($15). The costs for students to join are even cheaper.

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deadline extended to 06/10/18. 

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It is MN DEC's mission to promote policies and advancement of evidence-based practices. We continue to work in partnership with the Centers of Excellence for Young Children with Disabilities so those in Minnesota who work with or on behalf of children with disabilities will have current information and connections at their fingertips. MN DEC is excited to provide information on our statewide activities and policies and practices in the field of early intervention and early childhood special education through this website! Join us on Facebook and Twitter too!

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Policy, Planning & Best Practice in Prevention and Intervention

The Minnesota Division for Early Childhood (MN DEC) is a statewide membership organization for those who work with or on behalf of young children with disabilities and other special needs.

MN DEC promotes policies and advances evidence-based practices that support families and enhance the optimal development of young children who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities.

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