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


  • Preparing Early Educators: A Career Pathways Approach

    New America - July 13, 2018

    In response to stagnating wages and high unemployment among non-college educated populations, several states and localities have embraced career pathways as a workforce development tool....Read More

  • Striking a Chord with Music in Early Childhood Development

    Arizona Early Childhood Network - June 15, 2018

    Whether it's listening to music, singing or playing an instrument - music has a way of striking a chord (pun intended) in all of us! But, its role in early childhood development is especially beneficial. ...Read More

  • Play

    ZERO TO THREE - June 15, 2018

    Children are more than busy when they're playing. When your children play with you, they are also learning that they are loved and important and that they are fun to be around....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.


August 27-28, 2018

First Things First Early Childhood Summit

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November 14-17, 2018

NAEYC Annual Conference

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