Early Childhood Recommended Practice Modules are developed for early care and education, early intervention, and early childhood special education faculty and professional development providers to use within their coursework and trainings. These modules are designed to support the implementation of the Division of Early Childhood Recommended Practices. Specifically, there are modules to support the use of 7 of the DEC Recommended Practice topic areas. The modules support your learners in:
- Understanding and practicing using the DEC Recommended Practices in a risk-free environment, and
- Gaining confidence and competence in using the DEC Recommended Practices within their real-world practice.
These free interactive, multimedia modules can be easily accessed, downloaded, and embedded in your coursework and professional development sessions. Each module contains several lessons. You are free to embed only the content you need and are not obligated to include a module in its entirety. There are accompanying instructor supports and learning guides that assist you in easily using the modules within your current coursework and professional development sessions. A brief introduction on havigating the modules is also available here.
These modules and resources are based on work by the Division of Early Childhood (DEC), funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) IDEA Partnership, and developed by the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ETCA).