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


  • How to Teach Sharing in Preschool

    AZ Early Childhood - December 07, 2017

    Preschool teachers deal with young children who often don't understand what it means to share and take turns. Sometimes children can have different expectations of sharing, like thinking that another child is supposed to immediately hand over what their playing with, which can often cause conflicts....Read More

  • Self-Care for Child Care Professionals

    Hi Mama - December 05, 2017

    Dealing with challenging behavior, conflicts, parent demands and organizing your lessons can be exhausting, and an exhausted teacher cannot be 100% effective. It's important that educators make time to recharge and beat the stressors they encounter in their career....Read More

  • 5 Quick, Easy, and Fun Phonemic Awareness Activities

    Early Childhood Teacher - December 04, 2017

    Learning to read can be quite an overwhelming task for small children. In fact, if you think about it, it's astounding that children are even capable of learning to read in such a short amount of time. ...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.


January 12, 2018

2018 Childhood Trauma Symposium

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