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Higher Education Q&A for Early Childhood Professionals

Have you been considering going back to school for a degree in early childhood education? Hear from fellow ECE professional Ysidro Holmes discuss his path to higher education and the support available through the Arizona Early Childhood Network. Why did you choose to pursue a degree in early childhood education? I chose to pursue a degree in early childhood education to have autonomy in my profession. I am passionate about my work and I wanted to gain the knowledge that…

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Easy Ways to Make Time for Individual Formative Assessment

You are monitoring the progress of your students on a daily basis. You have been taking pictures of your students while they engage in your planned activities. You’re adding those pictures to their portfolios with notes and sharing with parents. This is all important information that shows the child’s milestones.But are those pictures telling you if the child understands the concepts you are teaching in class? You want to adapt your lessons to meet each child’s needs so you need…

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Applying for a First Things First College Scholarship

The First Things First College Scholarship provides early childhood educators who work with or on behalf of young children (ages 0-5) assistance in order to achieve degrees, credentials, and specialized skills to support children’s development. Benefits of the Scholarship include financial support for tuition, books, course and college fees, and application and assessment fees. The Scholarship may only be accessed by members of the Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry. Go to www.azearlychildhood.org and click on Registry. Login to the Registry…

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Early Childcare Professionals Can Help Provide Quality Care

Did you know that your role as an early childhood professional is key to not only a young child’s well-being but to their healthy growth and development? Simply, you are not just an early childhood professional, but you’re a leader, a champion, and a member of both the local community and the larger community of early childhood care and education. You have an opportunity to make meaningful and lasting impacts in the lives of the children (and families) that you’re…

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Early Childcare Professionals Have an Important Role in a Child’s Growth and Development

From birth through age 8, the foundations for a child’s lifetime are formed. This gives early childhood professionals an opportunity to nurture this important growth and development. Knowing how children grow and develop helps early childhood professionals write curriculum activities and set up learning environments, observe and assess children over time and support children with different learning styles. When it comes to an early childhood professionals’ role – it’s important that there is an understanding of each individual child’s range…

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7 Quick Steps on How-To Update Your Work History in the Registry

The Arizona Early Childhood Professional Development Network (Network) is a one-stop location that serves as a resource to build Arizona’s early education workforce. It also connects early childhood practitioners and partners, so it’s a great place to keep your work history for potential jobs and networking. Three Ways the Registry Helps Your Career You can manage and update your information in the Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry (Registry) to help advance your career. There are also more benefits: Training: Find…

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How-To Request Your Diploma or Official College Transcript

The Arizona Early Childhood Professional Development Network and Workforce Registry is the place that will help grow your skills and advance your career in early childhood. The Registry not only provides access to professional development opportunities but also keeps a record of your experience, education, professional development and credentials in one location. So, completing your Workforce Registry profile is a critical step in determining your Arizona Early Childhood Workforce career lattice level, which provides the pathway for your early childhood…

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