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


  • Alphabet Bead Sand Tray Loose Parts Play

    January 26, 2018

    Did you know that something as simple as an alphabet bead can make a huge difference in teaching a child letter sounds, letter identification, forming words, and more!? Hands-on activities are always beloved in my home, and these lowercase letter beads and uppercase letter beads get lots and lots of love....Read More

  • Do you see what I see? Appreciating Diversity in Early Childhood Settings

    January 24, 2018

    As an adult who spends time each day with young children, you can be a leader in highlighting diversity in a positive way. It takes no special training or materials, and it isn't something you must squeeze into an already "bursting at the seams" schedule....Read More

  • How to Reduce Asthma Inducing Triggers in Your Classroom

    Arizona Early Childhood Network - January 22, 2018

    Making sure that you provide a healthy and clean learning environment for all children is a large part of being a great early childhood professional. This is especially important to young learners who suffer from asthma. ...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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