Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry

Scholarships & Incentives

First Things First's College Scholarship provides the early childhood workforce access to education and training to achieve degrees, credentials and specialized skills to promote children’s development.


Advance Your Career

You can make a career in early childhood. Learn about what you need to get started and the paths you can take to develop your skills and be a great teacher.


The Arizona Registry

The more experience and training you have in early childhood, the further you can go. Join the Arizona Registry to find professional development opportunities and share your experience with potential employers.


Early Learning Resources

Understand Arizona's guidelines for what young children should know and be able to do at each state of their development and what is expected of early learning programs in our state.


About the Registry

The Arizona Registry will help you grow your skills and advance your career.

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Find professional development opportunities available near you and online

Keep a record of your experience, education, professional development and credentials in one place that is easy to update

Share your experience and understanding of how to work with young children to potential employers


  • Benefits of Sensory Play

    AZ Early Childhood Network - September 13, 2017

    Throughout a child's life, sensory play is crucial to their development. Their senses are their most familiar and most basic way to explore and process new information. ...Read More

  • 14 Children's Books That Promote a Growth Mindset

    Self-Sufficient Kids - September 11, 2017

    Growth mindset refers to people who think of intelligence as something that can improve and grow with effort and hard work. The term was coined by psychologist Carol Dweck in her best-selling book, Mindset, The New Psychology of Success. ...Read More

  • Building the Parent-Classroom Connection

    Pre-K Pages - September 09, 2017

    Parents are interested in information-knowing what to expect, knowing what their children are doing, knowing about the person who spends time with their children all day. ...Read More

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Welcome to the Arizona Early Childhood Professional Development Website!

You care about children and want to be the best you can be.

As a component of the Arizona Early Childhood Career and Professional Development Network, this site is a central, one-stop location to connect you with training, information and resources to grow your skills and advance your career in early childhood.

Click here to learn more about us.


October 19-20, 2017

National Summit on the Standards of Quality for Strengthening Family & Support

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October 28, 2017

Tinkering with STEM: Connections at the Arizona Science Center CREATE Lab

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November 1-3, 2017

14th Annual Fatherhood Is Leadership National Conference

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January 12, 2018

2018 Childhood Trauma Symposium

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