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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.

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March 7th and 8th, 2019
DoubleTree St Louis Park (Stay tuned for more information)
1500 Park Place Blvd., Minneapolis,Minnesota, 55416, USA 

Registration will be opened January 3rd.  Stay tuned!

Preliminary Agenda 

March 7, 2019   Thursday night 
                              6:30 p.m.   Parent Panel and Reception

March 8, 2019   Friday
                              Registration Opens at 7:30 a.m.
                              Continental Breakfast  7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
                              Keynote/General Session begins at 8:30 a.m.
                              Keynote Speaker:  Kristie Pretti-Frontczak

                              Conference Ends at 3 p.m.

New this year - Our keynote speaker, Kristie Pretti-Frontczak, will be spending all day Friday with us!  She is a dynamic and impassioned play advocate, specializing in authentic assessment.  Her engaging, hands-on presentations make the connection between mindfulness and assessment.  One day spent with Kristie will give every practitioner, birth on up, useful tips and strategies to take with you.  Not only this, but Kristie gives every participant, a web-based landing page of all of her resources she shares.  Check out her website for more information!

Pricing will be as follows:
**Full Conference Indicates attendance on both Thursday and Friday**
DEC Member Full Registration-  $185
Non DEC Member Full Registration- $205
Thursday only- $ $80
Friday only- $ 155
Student- $135          
There will also be 
a $10 discount for anyone that registers a General Education Colleague (the two registrations would need to happen at the same time in order to utilize the discount).


MN DEC Calendar of Events

Find upcoming events of interest to members involved in the MN DEC. View the Calendar​