Kentucky Division of Early Childhood (KYDEC)

News and Information

The Kentucky DEC is offering a one year membership opportunity!  If you are an early childhood professional, the family member of a child with disabilities, or a student currently enrolled in an early childhood preparation program, and you are interested in joining us, please complete the membership application that is linked on this page. Don’t miss this awesome opportunity!  The deadline for applications is October 31, 2017.


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What is KYDEC?

KYDEC is the Kentucky Division of Early Childhood programs of the Kentucky Council of Exceptional children.


Purpose of KYDEC

The purpose of the Kentucky Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children is to promote the welfare and education of exceptional children, prenatal through 8 years of age, and to promote the values, programs, practices, and resources of the Division for Early Childhood. Families, professional and paraprofessional personnel, students, and other persons interested in the education of exceptional children and youth are welcomed as members.


KYDEC NEWS

award

“Melinda Morgan, preschool teacher in Clay County Schools, was awarded the
KY DEC Outstanding Early Childhood Award at the 2016 Annual KY CEC Conference.”

Nominations for 2017 KY DEC Outstanding Early Childhood Service Award

The Kentucky DEC is inviting nominations for the 2017 KY DEC Outstanding Early Childhood Service Award to be presented at the KY CEC Conference in November. The KY DEC Outstanding Early Childhood Service Award is presented annually to someone who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to young children with disabilities and their families. To nominate someone for this award, please provide the following information: Name of the nominee, reason for the nomination, and a summary of the nominee’s service to young children with disabilities and their families. All information must be sent by email to Sonia Michael (Sonia.michael@berea.kyschools.us) no later than October 31st, 2017.

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Executive Board

President- Kristi W. Lunceford
President Elect- Sarah Hawkins-Lear
Past President- Julie H. Rutland
Treasurer- Sonia Michael
CAN Coordinator- Leslie Hardman
Membership Chair- Jessica Hardy
Secretary- Jennifer Hawkins

 

KY DEC By-Laws 2017 Rev.

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