DEC Position Statement on Low Birth Weight, Prematurity, and Early Intervention

The Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children has issued a new position statement about low birth weight, prematurity, and early intervention. Read more about the statement or download it on the DEC page.

New in 2017: Peggy A. Gallagher Award for Inclusion of Young Children with Special Needs

The Peggy A. Gallagher Award for Inclusion of Young Children with Special Needs was established this year to honor Dr. Peggy Gallagher, Professor Emerita of Early Childhood Special Education at Georgia State University, who has been a consistent voice in Early Childhood Special Education for over 30 years. If you know a classroom teacher who actively … Continue reading New in 2017: Peggy A. Gallagher Award for Inclusion of Young Children with Special Needs

Week of the Young Child

  Week of the Young Child is April 6 – 12, 2014 The annual celebration of Week of the Young Child will be held April 6 – 12, 2014. Start thinking about ways to honor young children and those who care for them in your community! Although Week of the Young Child (WOYC) is celebrated nationally, … Continue reading Week of the Young Child

Georgia DOE Specialist Jan Stevenson Elected to NAEYC Board

Jan Stevenson, the Young Children Education Program Specialist for the Georgia Department of Education Division for Special Education, has been elected to the NAEYC Governing Board as a member at large. Jan's four-year term will begin on June 1. Congratulations, Jan — we know you will represent Georgia well!

Disability Day at the Georgia Capitol

Disability Day at the Capitol was a great success!  Over 2,000 citizens with and without disabilities gathered in a community rally to make their voices heard and to promote access, opportunity and meaningful community living for all Georgians, including young children with disabilities and their families.

Share your thoughts about living with disabilities and disasters

Are you living with a disability? Are you the caregiver of a person with a disability? The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) wants to hear your thoughts. Take the survey, or learn more about the resources and activities of UNISDR. The survey is available through September 25, 2013.