Welcome to Michigan DEC
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Your Michigan source for information, resources, and guidance related to young children with special needs and their families.          
Our Mission: MiDEC is dedicated to promoting policies and evidence based practice to support families and enhance the optimal development of all children. MiDEC shall encourage and promote the professional growth and quality practice to support young children with exceptional needs and their families.
 
 
Michigan's Division for Early Childhood is recruiting a chairperson and members for the fundraising committee!
Do you want to be involved, but not have a ton of extra time? Do you have great ideas and experience fundraising? This committee is perfect for you!
 
Responsibilities of a committee member
·         attend one meeting every other month (phone conference)
·         share ideas, previous experience, contacts that you may have
·         other duties can range from making a phone call to organizing an event
 
MiDEC is in the process of assessing our chapters needs and goals for fundraising, so it is the committee's role to support those however we need to.
 
If you are interested please email Lydia Moore at lydia.moore@oakland.k12.mi.us
 What's Happening?
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Save the Date for the MI DEC 2015 Conference!

May 1 at Central Michigan University

Featuring Lydia Moore, M.Ed, Oakland Schools, on Access, Participation, and Supports: Strategies for Including Young Children

 

This conference for practitioners and faculty will feature sessions related to supporting young children with delays and disabilities.  Topics will include: Early On Participation-based Outcomes, supports for early childhood inclusion, the new DEC Recommended Practices, Michigan Department of Education updates, and more!  Poster sessions and vendors will also be featured!

 

Submit a workshop proposal

 

Submit a poster proposal

 

 

 

DEC  New Recommended Practices! 

On April 18th the DEC released the updated set of DEC Recommended Practices. The new set of Recommended Practices is comprised of 66 practices organized in eight topic areas.  Click here to view the new Recommended Practices! 

 

 

 

 2014 Michigan DEC Conference
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