The Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry is a web-based system that enables early childhood professionals and those interested in an early education career to find and register for professional development opportunities, as well as keep a record of their experience, education, professional development, and credentials in a central location. The Registry is also used to manage application and enrollment in First Things First College Scholarships for Early Childhood Professionals.  

Benefits of the Registry

Teachers and Assistant Teachers who work with children 0-5, not yet in kindergarten

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 5? 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 and licensing agencies

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

Administrators, Directors, and Owners

As an early care and education provider, you understand that the knowledge, skills, and abilities of those working with children birth to age 5 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.

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 5 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

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 5 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

Registry How-To Guides

The Registry How-To Guides seamlessly walk administrators and professionals through setting up Registry accounts, submitting documentation, requesting administrative access, applying for scholarships, registering for professional development training, and more!

Registry Tools

Professional Development

Keep track of your early education trainings and professional history in one place! Review your Registry information, identify areas for growth, and customize your own professional development plan.

Educational & Professional Development Reports

Easily pull a verified report listing your annual trainings, college degrees, and certificates.

Trainings

Set up trainings for your staff as well as easily track registrations and completions. Instructors can also use the Registry to manage rosters, track attendees, and market trainings.

Achieving Quality Care

Differentiate yourself 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.

Scholarships

Receive available scholarships to pay for your college degree to support your work with children birth to age 5 and their families.

Early Childhood Community

When you join the Registry, you will join an early childhood community through our monthly e-newsletter that gives your access to jobs, resources, and events that can help advance your career.

Managing Staff

Look up your staff’s early education trainings to see dates of completion and credits. You can use the Workforce Knowledge and Competencies as a checklist to fill gaps in their education and customize a professional development plan.

Employment Records

Use the Registry to track past and current employers, certifications, degrees, professional credentials, and more. For prospective staff, verify employment and view past salary and titles.

Marketing

Using the Workforce Knowledge and Competencies, pull statistics on how your center meets higher quality care and market that information to parents. For example: 85% of our staff are trained in the use of play in teaching math concepts.

The average wait time for processing your college transcripts is 30 Days. For questions regarding your Registry account, please contact info@thearizonaregistry.org.