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 Create a Professional Portfolio for Educators

    Hi Mama - January 20, 2018

    An educator's professional portfolio might contain lesson plans, sample assignments, audio or video recordings of their teaching style and performance evaluations from supervisors and peers....Read More

  • Encouraging Preschoolers' Cognitive Development with Books and Shared Reading

    January 18, 2018

    During the ages of 3 to 5, preschoolers' thinking skills are undergoing tremendous change. Their ability to use representational thought and symbols to stand for objects, people and events, which began in toddlerhood, is becoming even more complex....Read More

  • Tomayto, Tomahto: What's in a [Degree] Name?

    NAEYC - January 16, 2018

    Here's what we've learned: early childhood degree programs have many names, probably too many. As we collected data for the ECHE Directory, we identified 1300 associate degree programs, 1067 baccalaureate degree programs, 612 master's degree programs and 84 doctoral programs. For purposes of this blog post, we'll focus on the associate degree and baccalaureate degree programs....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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