Professional Development

Organization


Find current information on position statements and legislative news and 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) TEST

"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)

Click https://ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/earlylearning/joint-statement-executive-summary.pdf link to open resource.