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 Provide a Language Rich Environment

    Arizona Early Childhood Network - February 04, 2018

    Speech and language development is one of the most important foundational teachings for young children. Language sets the foundation for any and all other learning modalities in a child's life....Read More

  • Let's Sing! The Benefits of Music in Early Childhood

    Too Small To Fail - February 03, 2018

    Listening to music and singing with your little one is not only fun but can play a powerful role in helping to support his/her early brain and language development. Music introduces children to new words, sound patterns, and more, which helps develop listening and comprehension skills. These skills help build the necessary foundation for learning how to read....Read More

  • Examples of Parent Communication From Teachers

    Hi Mama - February 02, 2018

    How do you communicate with parents? What are all the ways early childhood professionals can communicate with parents? Below we've listed 5 of the most commons early learning communication approaches. What others do you have?...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.


February 26, 2018

DES Training Opportunities - Exploration & Discovery - Gilbert

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March 03, 2018

DES Training Opportunities - Child Development - Flagstaff

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March 03, 2018

DES Training Opportunities - Primary Caregiving - Flagstaff

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March 03, 2018

DES Training Opportunities - Primary Caregiving - Flagstaff

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