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


  • Shared Book-Reading Research and Content Learning

    Brookes Publishing - August 17, 2017

    Shared book reading is a process of talking about books that occurs between an adult and a child or children when reading or looking at books (What Works Clearinghouse [WWC], 2006). ...Read More

  • Increasing Flexibility in the Classroom

    Kaplan Early Learning - August 16, 2017

    Children thrive on predictability-it helps them feel at ease in the classroom and sets them up for success. Knowing what comes next is comforting to children, especially if they don't experience much predictability in their home life. ...Read More

  • Using Timeout in Preschool

    Pre-K Pages - August 14, 2017

    So, what is effective if time-out isn't? The simplest answer is to teach kids how to identify and control, or "regulate", their emotions instead of sending them to time out. But this is so much easier said than done. ...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.


October 19-20, 2017

National Summit on the Standards of Quality for Strengthening Family & Support

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October 28, 2017

Tinkering with STEM: Connections at the Arizona Science Center CREATE Lab

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November 1-3, 2017

14th Annual Fatherhood Is Leadership National Conference

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January 12, 2018

2018 Childhood Trauma Symposium

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