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


  • 10 Ways to Flip a Kid and Turn Their Day Around

    The Cool Cat Teacher Blog - July 10, 2017

    Great teachers unleash learning that feeds off student curiosity. Students write down "three things I wonder about in technology" on an index card. Now, as the teacher, I customize the classroom based upon their curiosities. It makes for a more engaging classroom....Read More

  • Adapting Classroom Environments for Young Children with Special Needs

    Kaplan Early Learning - July 05, 2017

    One of the best ways you can support children with special needs is by changing the classroom environment to increase children's participation in activities. ...Read More

  • Teaching the Teachers: An Early Math Journey

    DREME - Development and Research in Early Math Education - July 02, 2017

    I realize that in engaging in math activities in the university and preschool classrooms, my students are experiencing a change of heart and mind around mathematics. During a review of mathematical development at the end of the semester, they are engaged and smiling, eagerly answering questions. ...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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