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Exciting news! Camille Catlett is the scheduled keynote speaker at the DEC ECSE Practitioners' Conference. See you on March 8 and 9. Registration now open.   

2018 MN DEC Spring Conference- The Magic and Might of Early Childhood Education! 

Mark your calendars:

March 01, 2018 

Application deadline for 2018 Action Research Grants

March 01, 2018

Application deadline for 2018 MN DEC member awards. 

March 8, 2018

MN ECSE Spring Leadership Forum 

March 8, 2018

March 9, 2018

DEC ECSE Practitioners' Conference, evening 

DEC ECSE Practitioners' Conference

March 14 -May 25 

Register for Summer Institute

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.

MN DEC Spotlight

Register for 2018 MN DEC Spring Conference- The Magic and Might of Early Childhood Education! 

Apply for 2018 Action Research Grants 

deadline extended to 03/01/18.

We are now taking nominations for MN DEC member awards. Deadline is 03/01/2018. 

Check for Job Postings on our MNDEC website:

Job Postings

Prospective Employers: Please go to our Job Postings page for a link to submit your postings for consideration for posting on our website. 

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!

We welcome your feedback, questions, and ideas for improvement of this website and MN DEC activities. Watch the MN DEC Spotlight! You may see someone you know in the future!

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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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