(Published 2015, Updated May 2023)

The DEC Recommended Practices were developed to provide guidance to practitioners and families about the most effective ways to improve the learning outcomes and promote the development of young children, birth through age 5, who have or are at-risk for developmental delays or disabilities. The purpose is to help bridge the gap between research and practice by highlighting those practices that have been shown to result in better outcomes for young children with disabilities, their families, and the personnel who serve them.

The Division for Early Childhood (DEC)’s 3-minute video, Share the Knowledge with Families, features leaders in the early childhood field describing how the DEC Recommended Practices in Early Intervention / Early Childhood Special Education (April 2014) can benefit families.

See the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=37&v=vl435YLMIok

Download the DEC Recommended Practices: https://www.dec-sped.org/recommendedpractices