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


  • Better Education Starts With Adults

    U.S. News - August 12, 2017

    Quality starts with creating a thriving village of adults who are prepared, supported and compensated to impact children and one another. If tomorrow's policies do not support and elevate those adults in the early education field, they will falter in the support they mean to provide for children....Read More

  • 8 Ways to Help Kids Solve Their Own Playtime Problems

    We Are Teachers - August 08, 2017

    If you follow a consistent pattern with kids each time you help them navigate a tricky situation, even little ones will pick up on that pattern and then begin applying the strategies they've watched you use. ...Read More

  • No Better Classroom Than Nature: Re-Imagining Early Childhood Education

    imaginED - August 05, 2017

    Within minutes of getting outside each morning, children as young as three become engaged in tasks of their own choosing and remain deeply focused for extended lengths of time with no outside prompting. ...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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