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


  • Caring Relationships: The Heart of Early Brain Development

    NAEYC - May 23, 2017

    Of all that brain science has taught us over the last 30 years, one of the clearest findings is that early brain development is directly influenced by babies' day-to-day interactions with their caregivers....Read More

  • Changing it Up in the Classroom

    AZ Early Childhood Network - May 22, 2017

    Research shows that a child finds their creative self-expression through the active exploration of and reaction to their surrounding environments. So if you find your students losing interest in the classroom after a few months, it's time to change up their environment to help them flourish. ...Read More

  • How Much Math Anxiety Is Too Much?

    Education Week - May 21, 2017

    A growing body of research shows that many adults and older students have anxiety about math. But only in recent years have researchers been looking to early childhood to understand the roots of the problem and how it is entangled with math performance and other psychological challenges....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.


July 12 - 15, 2017

Western States Leadership Networking (WSLN): Power to the Profession

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July 14 - 19, 2017

ACTE Arizona Summer Conference

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August 28 - 29, 2017

First Things First Early Childhood Summit 2017

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September 23, 2017

The SAZAEYC 2017 Annual Conference

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