A Position Statement from the Division for Early Childhood (DEC)
DEC is excited to announce that the Multitiered System of Support Framework in Early Childhood position statement is now available!
This position statement replaces the 2013 Frameworks for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood: Description and Implications.
The purpose of the revised statement is to define an early childhood multitiered system of support (MTSS) framework and to promote a broader understanding and discussion of the implications for young children, their families, and those who serve them.
The guidelines provided in this position statement are useful to programs seeking to implement the broad principles and elements of an MTSS framework. Specifically, programs can ensure that young children are being universally screened, authentically assessed, and differentially supported in ways that are developmentally appropriate and address their unique needs across both curricular and developmental outcomes.