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?


Spring MiDEC Nominations and Elections

Are you interested in expanding your role in Michigan Division of Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children? Consider a position on the DEC Executive Board!  Nominations are now being taken for the positions of Treasurer and President-Elect

·       Treasurer is a two-year term. The treasurer is responsible for preparing an annual report of the financial status of MiDEC, authorizing and reimbursing all approved expenditures within 2 weeks of receipt of invoice, depositing funds and providing receipts, maintaining up to date ledgers and reporting the financial state of the Subdivision to the Board at every Board meeting.

·       President – Elect serves in the following role for two years: serve in the place of the President with authority in case of absence or disability, be an ex officio member of all committees, attend Michigan CEC Board Meetings as a MiDEC representative OR ensure a consistent alternate attends, authorize expenditures and deposits into the MiDEC accounts if the Treasurer and President are unable to do so.  The President-Elect then serves as President of the subdivision for two years.  The President is the chief executive officer of the Subdivision.  Duties include providing leadership to general policymaking and carrying out the directions of the membership, presiding over all meetings, representing the Subdivision in coordinating efforts with other agencies and other divisions, recommending chairpersons of committees, serving as an ex-offcio member of committees, submitting annual report to DEC and CEC. Following the term of President, this person would continue on the Executive Board as Past-President.

If you would like to nominate yourself for one of these positions, please email the following information to Noel Kelty by 4/20 at nkelty@sisd.cc

ü Name

ü Position of Interest

ü Why you are interested in serving (60 words or less)

ü What qualities you have that will make you successful in the role (60 words or less) 





MIDEC 2015 Spring Conference

May 1, 2015


Central Michigan University 






For the MI DEC 2015 Conference!



Click here to register now and save! 


Before April 11, 2015:  


Members conference rate - $50


conference rate -  $70


Before and After April 11, 2015:   


Students & Parents $25


 Conference Brochure

CMU Campus Map





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