Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry

Benefits of the Registry

There are numerous benefits to joining the Registry. Click on your role below to learn more.

Early Childhood Professionals - (Teachers & Assistant Teachers Who Work with Children 0 - 8)

Do you work in early care and education, at a child care center, preschool or home-based setting in Arizona? Are you interested in a career working with children birth to age 8?

The more experience and training you have, the further you can go. So sign up for the Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry to help grow your skills and advance your career.

By joining the Arizona Registry, you can:

  • Find and register for training and professional development opportunities near you; many are available online
    • Meet the annual requirements for licensing
    • Search by topic, instructor and location
  • Manage your career profile
    • Keep a record of your training and credentials in one place
    • Identify your strengths and the areas where you need more training
    • Make updates as you complete classes/training
  • Access First Things First College Scholarships to take college classes toward a degree or credential in early childhood (only available through the Registry)
  • Share your qualifications with employers
    • Have your education credentials verified for employers, licensing agencies

*Joining the Arizona Registry is required for all teachers employed by programs enrolled in Quality First.

Early Childhood Administrators - (Administrators, Directors, Owners)

As an early care and education provider, you understand that the knowledge, skills and abilities of those working with children birth to age 8 is crucial. The quality of interactions with their adult caregivers and teachers is a primary factor in preparing young children for success in school and in life.

To encourage professional development in the early childhood workforce and make it easier to access training opportunities, we are launching the Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry. The Arizona Registry will enable early childhood professionals and those interested in a career in early education to find and register for professional development opportunities in their area or online, and also to keep a record of their experience, education, professional development and credentials in a central location.

To help you and your staff easily access professional development opportunities, we invite you to join the Arizona Registry. Once registered, you will be able to:

  • Find and register for classes and trainings, by topic area, to fulfill annual licensing requirements
  • Conveniently track and store staff qualifications information: professional development, work experience and employment history
  • Access First Things First College Scholarships (only available through the Registry)
  • Assess job applications more efficiently

Your staff’s ability to participate in the Registry depends on you, so please register.

*Joining the Arizona Registry is required of all Quality First participants. In addition to the other benefits listed above, it will also make tracking and reporting the staff qualifications component of your Quality First Points Scale much easier..

Professional Development Instructors - (Instructors, Trainers, Technical Assistance Providers, Coaches)

As a provider of education, training and technical assistance for early childhood educators in Arizona, you understand that the knowledge, skills and abilities of those working with children birth to age 8 is crucial. The quality of interactions with their adult caregivers and teachers is a primary factor in preparing young children for success in school and in life.

To encourage professional development in the early childhood workforce and make it easier to access training opportunities, we are launching the Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry. The Arizona Registry will enable early childhood professionals and those interested in a career in early education to find and register for professional development opportunities in their area or online, and also to keep a record of their experience, education, professional development and credentials in a central location.

To help you serve more early childhood educators with the classes and training opportunities you offer, we invite you to join the Arizona Registry as a registered professional development instructor in Arizona. Doing so will enable you to:

  • Market your classes to a large, interested audience
    • Include your bio/professional profile
    • Search by instructor, topic and location
  • Take advantage of online registration and event management tools
    • See a roster of those registered for your class
    • Push notifications to registered participants
    • Track attendance, making reporting easier
  • Meet contract requirements of First Things First and/or DES

Sponsoring Organizations - (Organizations Providing Early Childhood Professional Development)

As a provider of education, training and technical assistance for early childhood educators in Arizona, you understand that the knowledge, skills and abilities of those working with children birth to age 8 is crucial. The quality of interactions with their adult caregivers and teachers is a primary factor in preparing young children for success in school and in life.

To encourage professional development in the early childhood workforce and make it easier to access training opportunities, we are launching the Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry. The Arizona Registry will enable early childhood professionals and those interested in a career in early education to find and register for professional development opportunities in their area or online, and also to keep a record of their experience, education, professional development and credentials in a central location.

To help you serve more early childhood educators with the classes and professional development opportunities you offer, we invite you to join the Arizona Registry as a registered sponsoring organization in Arizona. Doing so will enable you to:

  • Reach a large, interested audience with your professional development opportunities
  • Take advantage of online registration
  • Verify staff qualifications
  • Streamline the verification process
  • Connect with registered trainers
  • Fulfill contract requirements with First Things First and/or DES