Policy, Planning & Best Practice in Prevention and Intervention

The Minnesota Division for Early Childhood

(MN DEC) is a statewide membership organization for those who work with or on behalf of young children with disabilities and other special needs.

MN DEC promotes policies and advances evidence-based practices that support families and enhance the optimal development of young children who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities.

MN DEC Spotlight 

Job Postings 

Prospective Employers:  Please go to our Job Postings page for a link to submit your postings for consideration for posting on our website.

     It is MN DEC's mission to promote policies and advancement of evidence-based practices. We continue to work in partnership with the Centers of Excellence for Young Children with Disabilities so those in Minnesota who work with or on behalf of children with disabilities will have current information and connections at their fingertips. MN DEC is excited to provide information on our statewide activities and policies and practices in the field of early intervention and early childhood special education through this website! Join us on Facebook and Twitter too!

We welcome your feedback, questions, and ideas for improvement of this website and MN DEC activities.  Watch the MN DEC Spotlight!  You may see someone you know in the future!

MNDEC Board Directory 

News & Events  

Thank you to all who participated in MN DEC's 2017 Spring Practitioners' Conference!  Check out the tweets and pictures on
 Facebook and Twitter  

Mark your calendars: 
October 4-6, 2017  DEC National Conference in Portland Oregon
October 11-13, 2017 MN ECSE Leadership Conference at Rutgers
October 19-20 MEA
October 25-27, 2017 MASE Fall Leadership Conference
March 8, 2018 MN ECSE Spring Leadership Forum
March 8-9, 2018 DEC ECSE Practitioners Conference
(evening of March 8 and all day March 9)


Do you know someone that has let his or her membership lapse?  Do you know someone that should be a member, but for whatever reason they are not?  Please share this link with your colleagues and friends -

CEC is aware of the cost issues for some members and has made a tiered system for joining:  
Premier ($205) Full ($115) Basic ($65).    There is an additional cost of joining the DEC subdivision for Full and Basic ($50) and for Premier ($15).  The costs for students to join are even cheaper.

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MNDEC Newsletter  MNDEC 2017 Spring Newsletter, April
      Archived MNDEC Newsletter    

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Centers of Excellence for...

An initiative designed to regionalize professional development systems in Minnesota.  Visit MNCOE website

MN DEC Calendar of Events

Find upcoming events of interest to members involved in the MN DEC.  View the Calendar

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