This year’s theme is Bridging Research, Policy and Practice…Every Day, Every Chance, Every Child.
Hundreds of educational sessions and a variety of networking opportunities will be offered throughout the conference. Engaging pre-conference and conference sessions, an inspiring opening session, dynamic IGNITE sessions, meetings with DEC’s special interest groups and engaging poster sessions will offer strategies to increase learning opportunities for every child, family and community throughout everyday routines and interactions. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about new and pending legislation impacting early childhood, engage in a community of learning throughout the conference by connecting with each other through technology, and explore cutting-edge products and services in the exhibit hall. There will also be opportunities to virtually extend the conference once you’re home.
You won’t want to miss this chance to come to one of the most beautiful and diverse cities in the world and catch up on what’s happening in our field, network with old colleagues and meet new ones, and continue your professional growth.
The DEC conference is an excellent opportunity to grab the attention of teachers, administrators and other influential people in early childhood special education. Not only will you increase the recognition of your company or program, you will have unbeatable opportunities to promote books, equipment, toys and other resources to an audience of 1,100 to 1,300 people who need to know about you.
The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) is one of seventeen divisions of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) - the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. DEC is especially for individuals who work with or on behalf of children with special needs, birth through age eight, and their families.