the minnesota division

for early childhood

MN DEC Membership

To join Minnesota DEC, you must first join the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). You do this by going to the CEC website to join online or download an application form. When you join, be sure to sign up for both CEC and our division - The Division for Early Childhood (DEC).

  • Professional CEC annual dues for Minnesota are $125.00.

    • DEC Subdivision annual dues are $35.00.

    • Total CEC and DEC dues are $160.00.

  • Student CEC/DEC membership dues for full or part time students who are not employed in the field full time are $84.00 annually.

  • Associate CEC/DEC dues for paraprofessionals, parents or family members who are not employed full time in the field are $107.00 annually.

  • There are Joint, Retired, Premier and International memberships.

Use this link to join or renew your membership online or to download forms.

Download Forms

International membership: For persons outside the U.S. and Canada. International members may join CEC in any of the membership categories listed above.

Online CEC Membership Registration

Membership with MN DEC

Consider membership with DEC, the professional organization for those who work with and on behalf of young children with disabilities. DEC works to provide our members with the resources and support needed to assist them in their work with young children, their families, and community partners.

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Membership with MN DEC

CEC& MN DEC Membership Benefits

  • Membership In Minnesota DEC

  • Networking Opportunities With Dec Members

  • Teaching Exceptional Children Magazine

  • Exceptional Children Journal

  • Young Exceptional Children Magazine

  • Journal Of Early Intervention

  • Dec Communicator E-Newsletter

  • Children’s Action Network Updates

  • A Voice In Public Policy

  • CEC And DEC Conference Registration at a Reduced Rate

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