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Scholarship Outreach And Retention Roundtable (SOARR)

The goal of this group will be to give a voice to a diverse and inclusive cohort of First Things First College Scholars from around the state to provide feedback in the scholarship process.FTF scholars are invited to: Increase professional engagement in the early childhood field by Inspiring scholars to engage in opportunities and Motivate others while making connections throughout the state.Join us for an information session!Day and time to be determined. To learn more use this link:http://links.asu.edu/SOARR

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CDA Renewal Amnesty Program Extended

The CDA Renewal Amnesty Program has been extended until December 31, 2020. Anyone with a CDA® credential expiration date going back as far as January 1, 2010, can still renew. For information regarding the CDA Renewal Amnesty Program, go to www.cdacouncil.org/renewal-amnesty-program. To apply or renew a CDA credential, go to yourcouncil.org and create an account.

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Stories of Strength & Resilience | Rebecca Gonzales

Rebecca Gonzales Prescott Valley, AZ Rebecca is a teacher at Grannie's House in Prescott Valley, which is a five star home program. Rebecca is currently a First Things First College Scholar recipient and working toward her Associate degree in Early Childhood Education from Yavapai Community College. Read a message from Rebecca: When I left high school, I was lost and didn’t know what my passion was. For four years, I changed my major more times than I can count and…

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Stories of Strength & Resilience | Morgann Bell

Morgann Bell Tucson, AZ Morgann is a lead teacher at Imagine Preschool at Innovation Academy in Tucson, AZ. As a First Things First scholar recipient and with funding from the Pima North Regional Partnership Council, Morgann graduated in May from Western New Mexico University with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. Read a message from Morgann: I started my college career nearly nine years ago when I graduated from high school. College was always my expectation and goal since I…

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Stories of Strength & Resilience | Lily Mills

Lily Mills Tempe, AZ Lily is a junior at McClintock High School and is currently taking dual-enrollment courses in Early Childhood Education through the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. Lily is able to participate as a dual-enrollment student with assistance from the First Things First College Scholarship, while gaining teaching experiencing at the McClintock High School Child Development Preschool. Read a message from Lily: I have good teachers, such as Ms. Janice Smith, who has been great in helping me. …

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Stories of Strength & Resilience | Irene Montes

Irene Montes Yuma, AZ Irene is a preschool teacher at Chicanos Por La Causa Yuma Head Start Center in Yuma, AZ. She is currently a First Things First College Scholarship recipient and attending Arizona Western College (AWC) for her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. Read a message from Irene: Hace un año y cuatro meses entre a trabajar a Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) como bus aide. Conforme pasaban los días disfrutaba más a los niños y sentí la necesidad…

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Safety Practices for Child Care Programs in the Face of COVID-19

ChildCare Education Institute is offering HLTH111, a one-hour beginner-level course that grants 0.1 IACET CEU upon successful completion, which provides basic information about preventing the spread of COVID-19 in child care settings based on the latest standards and recommendations from major national health organizations. Participants will learn: Recommended hygiene practices Recognizing signs and symptoms Criteria for excluding a child from group care Communicating with children and families Maintaining a clean environment CLICK HERE to register!

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Stories of Strength & Resilience | Celena Ambrose

Celena Ambrose Holbrook, AZ Celena is a teacher at Nacog Head Start in Holbrook, AZ. Celena is currently a First Things First College Scholar recipient and graduated in May with her Associate degree in Early Childhood Education from Northland Pioneer College. Read a message from Celena: Within my family I was pushed to continue my education after high school. Through their words of encouragement, I was able to push through and achieve my first degree. When thinking about supports that helped…

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Arizona Early Childhood Professional Development ECHO

Arizona State University is excited to announce the launching of the first Arizona Early Childhood Professional Development ECHO (Extending Community Health Outcomes). Business Practices for Early Care and Education: Working through COVID and Beyond July 8 – August 19, 2020 REGISTER HERE In response to the unprecedented times we are in, the first AZ Early Childhood PD ECHO is being offered on Wednesday evenings starting July 8th through August 19th on Business Practices for Early Care and Education. The sessions are from…

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Stories of Strength & Resilience | Elaina Sotelo

Elaina Sotelo Safford, AZ Elaina is a lead teacher at Easter Seals Blake Foundation - Palomita Children's Center, a five star center located in Safford, AZ. As a First Things First College Scholar recipient, Elaina was able to attend Eastern Arizona College and pursue her degree in Early Childhood Education and graduated in May with her Associate degree. Read a message from Elaina: I would like to share my journey with you. I grew up in a small town in…

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