[R-0455] S1: Laws, Policies, Procedures, and Ethical Principles

Citation: The Division for Early Childhood (DEC). (1993). Position statement on personnel standards for early education and early intervention. Document. Retrieved from [link] [or enter “Position statement on personnel standards for early education and early intervention; Division for Early Childhood (DEC)” in your search window].

Abstract: This two-page document is the position statement of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), the Division for Early Childhood (DEC), and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and is currently being revising and updated. Currently, the statement addresses the philosophy and assumptions guiding personnel recommendations, the structure of certification, and the content of certification standards. Additional position statements may be retrieved from the Division of Early Childhood website at http://www.dec-sped.org/position-statements.

Integration: The information presented in this position statement fits well with content presented in Child Development; Child, Family and Community; Infants, Toddlers and Twos; and Introduction to Early Childhood Education.

Content Focus: Certification; Collaboration; Coordinated Services; Credentialing; Developmental Needs; Personnel Standards; Early Childhood Education; Early Intervention; Family; Inclusive Settings; Infants, Toddlers and Twos; Licensure; Parent Rights; Recommended Practice; Service Delivery; Special Education; State Certification

Notes: This document states that “ATE, DEC and NAEYC recommend that personnel standards be derived from empirically defensible knowledge and clearly articulated philosophical assumptions about what constitutes effective early education and early intervention for young children with special learning and developmental needs and their families.” It then provides six concepts as examples. Have students determine if these concepts are included in the revised DEC Recommended Practices.