Welcome to Michigan DEC

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?

MiDEC Elections are in!


Congrats to Lydia Moore, our new President-Elect.  Lydia, your dedication to MiDEC has been a huge asset to the MiDEC and it will be very exciting to have you at the helm!



Congrats to Nancy Surbrook, our continued Treasurer.  It will be great to have Nancy in this role for a second term and her leadership on the Board is invaluable.




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