The Annual KDEC Conference is a powerful opportunity for professional growth. The conference sets the stage for an astounding array of sessions, networking experiences, and other activities. KDEC promotes the education of young children with exceptional needs, and encourages professional growth and research as a means of better understanding the unique needs related to young, exceptional children.

We are looking forward to seeing you on February 28th – March 1st, 2024 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Wichita Airport, Wichita Kansas

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Mission Statement

It is KDEC’s mission to advance the field of infant and early childhood mental health. This is accomplished through professional recognition and connection, providing education opportunities, and promoting and advocating for public policies that advance the importance of social and emotional development of infants and young children.

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