Constitution and Guidelines
Early Childhood Special Interest Group (SIG)
Of The Council for Exceptional Children
Teacher Education Division
ARTICLE I NAME
The name of this organization shall be the Early Childhood Special Interest Group (EC SIG) of The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Teacher Education Division (TED).
ARTICLE II PURPOSE
The Early Childhood Special Interest Group is a diverse community of professionals who lead and support teacher educators on behalf of young children (birth – age 8) with exceptional needs and their families. We accomplish this through professional and leadership development and advocacy.
The Early Childhood SIG will be approved by TED for three years with its status evaluated by the TED Executive Committee on whether to extend recognition of this group for an additional three years.
ARTICLE III MEMBERSHIP
Membership shall consist of professional personnel and other persons interested in supporting the development of teacher educators in the field of early childhood, birth – age 8. All members hold concurrent membership within CEC and TED.
ARTICLE IV ORGANIZATION
The Early Childhood SIG shall be affiliated with The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the Teacher Education Division (TED).
ARTICLE V DUES
The Early Childhood SIG will not collect dues.
ARTICLE VI OFFICERS
The officers of this SIG shall be Chairperson, Co-Chairperson, Member(s)-at-Large, Secretary, and Student Representative. All officers must be members in good standing of CEC and TED at the time of their appointment and remain members throughout their term of office.
Duties of the Officers
The powers and duties of the Chairperson shall be:
The powers and duties of the Co-Chairperson shall be:
The powers and duties of the Secretary shall be:
The powers and duties of the Member(s)-at-Large shall be:
The powers and duties of the Student Representative shall be:
Elections of Officers
The Officers of the Early Childhood SIG shall volunteer for their positions to provide leadership to the group. The officers must be in good standing with CEC and TED.
Terms of Office
The officers of the Early Childhood SIG shall be for one year, beginning on January 1. Each officer will serve for one year and can serve consecutive terms.
ARTICLE VII EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The executive committee will be the officers for the Early Childhood SIG.
ARTICLE VIII GENERAL BUSINESS MEETINGS
Meetings of the Early Childhood SIG will be held at the spring CEC conference and fall TED conference. The executive committee will communicate throughout the year via e-mail and phone/video conferences.
Written by: Patrice W. Hallock, Ph.D. with assistance from Denise J. Uitto, Ed. D. (Paraeducator SIG)
Date adopted by Early Childhood Special Interest Group: Nov 4, 2010; approved by TED Board Nov 4, 2010. Amended April 13, 2012.