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


  • Engaging Active Learners: What Children Are Telling Us When They Won't Sit Still

    Community Play Things - May 20, 2017

    Children speak with more than just words. They express themselves in drawing, playing, laughing, crying, and simply moving. Sometimes we can read these behaviors fairly easily. ...Read More

  • ''Shake Up'' Your Music Curriculum With Rhythm Instruments!

    Early Childhood News - May 19, 2017

    As an early childhood professional, you're well aware of the seemingly insatiable need of children to express themselves by making noise - a lot of noise! Rhythm instruments provide a uniquely effective way to respect and satisfy this need, while gently guiding young children toward expressing themselves musically. ...Read More

  • 5 Ways to Engage Parents in the EYFS

    Rock My Classroom - May 18, 2017

    Every Monday morning my parents come into class from 8:50-9:10am to read and play reading games with their children. It gives me the opportunity to mill about and model how to segment and blend to read, amongst other reading skills. It has been very successful and always sets the day off to a great start!...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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