Requirements

The statutes and rules regulating child care centers (Department of Health Services), group homes (Department of Health Services) and certified small family child care homes (Department of Economic Security) in Arizona are available using the links below.

Fingerprinting

Fingerprint and background checks are requirements for Child Care Providers in the State of Arizona.  For more information about the Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Cards, click here.

Licensure & Regulation

State of Arizona Licensure and Regulations for Child Care Center Providers, Child Care Group Homes and DES Certified Small Family Child Care Homes. Click here for more information from DHS and click here for information from DES.

Health Requirements

The Child Care licensing and certification agencies in Arizona must ensure that the health of each provider is adequate to meet the demands of the care being provided. Click here for more information on the personal health requirements of child care providers.

Looking for CPR and First Aid Training and Certification?

More information on CPR and First Aid training classes can be found at:

Professionalize Your Business

If you are helping a family member, a neighbor or your friends by providing child care for their children, are you interested in taking the next step to professionalize your business? If so, one of your first steps is to create a profile in the Registry. 

When you join the Registry, you’ll have all of your education and employment information in a verified report that can be used to help you get regulated. As you join the Registry, you’ll become a part of the PD Network, where you’ll receive our monthly newsletter that will connect you to jobs, scholarships, other early childhood professionals and many other resources on this website. 

As you learn more, you’ll learn how to regulate your business to serve more children. 

How to Use the Registry

If you haven’t already done so, please create a profile for yourself. After doing so, you’ll find the Registry will provide you with a verified report that you can use to promote your career with future employers.

Professional Development

Keep track of your early education trainings and professional information in one place. You can review your Registry information and use the Workforce Knowledge and Competencies to identify areas for growth. You’ll be able to customize your own professional development plan.

Reports

Easily pull a verified report listing your annual trainings, education and certifications. You’ll never have to worry about getting your educational transcripts again. This will be great to bring to job interviews.

Achieving Quality Care

Differentiate yourself from other teachers and assistants by knowing evidence-based practices to better care for and educate young children. You can use the Workforce Knowledge and Competencies to guide you in achieving your best.

Early Childhood Community

When you sign up for the Registry, you’ll become a part of an early childhood community that will put you in touch with jobs, resources and conferences that can help advance your career. You can also access information about a variety of careers in early education.

Requirements

Learn about the basic requirements for becoming an early childhood teacher.

News

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