Professional Development


Job Postings


Opening for an EI/ECSE specialist in Hood River, Oregon.


Visit Division of Early Childhood's Career Center for current job postings and resources to help you land that perfect job and pursue a successful career!


The U.S. Army's Educational and Developmental Intervention Services delivers Early Intervention Services to eligible infants and toddlers and their families in domestic and overseas areas.


Professional Organizations

Links to the key EI/ECSE professional organizations can be found in this section. In addition, current information on position statements and legislative news from the organizations can be found here.

Key EI/ECSE Professional Organizations

Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)--Main professional organization for EI/ECSE practitioners. Membership includes a subscription to Young Exceptional Children. Website contains many different resources.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)--Largest professional organization for early childhood educators. Contains a lot of great information and resources and advocacy tools for general early childhood education.

USDE and USDHHS Joint Policy Statement on Inclusion (Executive Summary)

"The purpose of this policy statement is to set a vision and provide recommendations to States, local educational agencies (LEAs), schools, and public and private early childhood programs, from the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS) (the Departments), for increasing the inclusion of infants, toddlers, and preschool children with disabilities in high-quality early childhood programs." (p.1 from full policy statement)


Professional Development Opportunities

"Talk with Me Baby" Video Modules

Division of Early Childhood (DEC) Professional Development Updates

The Division of Early Childhood (DEC) provides many different types of professional development opportunities, including webinars available through their "Learning Decks."

Upcoming Webinars:

Online Modules

Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules (AFIRM): This site provides free online modules and resources for each of the 27 evidence-based practices identified by the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). You can choose to do a non-certification route or certification route. Modules continue to be added, you can sign up to be informed when new ones become available.

Autism Internet Modules: This site provides modules on many different topics related to teaching children with Autism. In addition, they have an Autism Certification Program called ASD Strategies in Action.

Assistive Technology Internet Modules: This site provides modules on many different topics related to using assistive technology with children. 

Autism Podcasts

Click on this link to access the weekly podcasts from the Autism Science Foundation. Topics covered include:

What We Know About Autism by Looking in the Brain

Brain Signals Improve the Efficacy of the Behavioral Interventions

Archived Trainings for Purchase

The Division of Early Childhood (DEC) is archiving their Learning Deck trainings and making them available for purchase. If you are interested in a training but are unable to attend the online training when it is happening you can click on this link to find the training you missed.

There are currently 20 Learning Deck trainings within the archive. They cover a wide range of topics and are presented by experts in the EI/ECSE field.