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


  • 3 Things You Can Do to Help Fuel Your Toddler's Language Development

    Brightly - April 02, 2018

    Babies' first few recognizable words are memorable, inciting video calls to Grandma, proud social media posts and the like. More words means a toddler can better express needs, wants, thoughts, and feelings....Read More

  • Executive Functions: Supporting Foundational Skills for Early Math Learning

    DREM | Development and Research in Early Math Education - April 02, 2018

    Children who enter kindergarten with foundational math, reading, and vocabulary skills are more likely to succeed in school than those who do not....Read More

  • Early Childhood Mental Health

    Harvard University - Center on the Developing Child - April 02, 2018

    As early experiences shape the architecture of the developing brain, they also lay the foundations of sound mental health. Disruptions to this developmental process can impair a child's capacities for learning and relating to others - with lifelong implications....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.


June 09, 2018

Tinkering with STEM: Connections

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July 08, 2018

Evidence for Success: Comined Disability Conference

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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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