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


  • One Key Question May Help Children Get Deeper Meaning From Stories

    Education Week - September 08, 2017

    Teachers have been using stories to convey moral lessons to children since ancient times. But previous research has shown that a story's moral, while obvious to adults, is often missed by early learners who are more likely to focus on a story's surface details. ...Read More

  • Blocks: Back in the Spotlight Again!

    Community Play Things - September 07, 2017

    While not all experts agree on a common definition of what spatial skills are (Hansel 2017, 20), most agree that the use of manipulatives helps children make sense of abstract concepts. ...Read More

  • Tips for Positive Reinforcement

    AZ Early Childhood Network - September 04, 2017

    When it comes to encouraging good behavior, positive reinforcement is essential. And while there are many different ways you can reward your youngsters, we found some fun and unique strategies that will keep your kids on the positivity track....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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