The Arizona Early Childhood Career and Professional Development Network and Workforce Registry does not license, recommend, endorse, guarantee, control or regulate any professional development provided on this list of resources. The Arizona Network and Registry provides information that can assist you in your search for professional development opportunities and providers. Responsibility for choosing a professional development opportunity or provider rests solely on the consumer.

Arizona Early Childhood Professional Development Providers

Arizona Department of Education Early Childhood

The mission of the Early Childhood Education (ECE) unit is to provide leadership and support to schools, organizations, educators, families and communities in implementing programs that assist all children from birth through age 8 to become successful lifelong learners.

Arizona Department of Education Professional Development

The Professional Development Capacity Building Team’s focus is on systemic approaches to dramatically increase the quality and outcomes of professional learning. 

Association for Supportive Child Care Early Childhood

Community Trainings for Child Care Providers located in Apache, Coconino, Gila, Maricopa, Navajo, Pinal and Yavapai Counties

Child and Family Resources, Inc Early Childhood Bulletin

Community Trainings newsletter for child Care Providers located in Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Mohave, Pima, Santa Cruz and Yuma Counties.

DES Child Care Professional Training (CCPT)

Child Care Professional Training (CCPT) is designed to provide comprehensive employment preparation for clients of the ADES/Jobs Program and other individuals, with a minimum or no experience in the field of child care and who have an interest in the entry level positions of Assistant Teacher-Caregiver, and/or Family Child Care Provider.

Easter Seals Blake Foundation – Training and Support for Child Care Providers 

Easter Seals Blake Foundation’s Children and Family Services provide a number of programs designed to improve the efficacy of early childhood education providers (whether in home, school, or center-based settings).

Southern Arizona Family Support Alliance

Updates to better serve home visitation & parent education programs in Southern Arizona.

Southwest Human Development – Early Childhood Training

The agency is committed to training that is interactive and applicable to everyday work with children and families. Key elements include group participation, discussion of real-life problems and implementation of ideas learned during the training experience. 

The Arizona Department of Health Services Strong Families Alliance

Strong Families AZ offers professional development opportunities for home visitors. All professional development opportunities are listed on the Strong Families AZ Home Visitor Portal. Sign up for the Home Visitor Portal at to access the professional development opportunities.

University of Arizona Cooperative Extension

These Cooperative Extension programs are designed to link educational and community resources to people who are looking for ways to improve their family’s health and well-being.

Web-Based Education & Professional Development Opportunities

Child Care Education Institute (CCEI)

ChildCare Education Institute® provides high-quality, distance education certificates and child care training programs in an array of child care settings. Over 100 English and Spanish child care training courses are available online to meet licensing, recognition program, and Head Start training requirements. CCEI also has online certification programs that satisfy the coursework requirement for national credentials including the CDA, CDA Renewal, Director and Early Childhood Credentials.

Early Educator Central (for Infant & Toddler Professionals)

A major focus of Early Educator Central is the infant-toddler workforce as well as those who support them including administrators of early childhood programs; trainers and coaches; higher education professionals and coursework developers; and professional development (PD) systems leaders.

Successful Solutions Professional Development LLC

The 120 hours of CDA training meets the educational requirements of the National Child Development Associate Credential.

CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge

CONNECT Courses are self-paced and self-guided and designed for professionals who work with or support young children and their families in a variety of learning environments and inclusive settings.

QRIS National Learning Network

The QRIS National Learning Network is a coalition of national and state leaders who work to advance the QRIS knowledge base. We produce periodic reports, toolkits and papers on a variety of QRIS topics and host several public webinars annually.

Care Courses

Care Courses offers over 65 excellent and convenient distance-learning courses in a wide variety of interesting and helpful topics. Students can do them wherever and whenever they wish and have 12 months to complete their courses. We have helped thousands of early childhood professionals meet their state training and director credential requirements, get and renew their CDA and CCP credentials, and renew their NAC credential.

Create an online Care Courses account to order courses, access your order/course history, and take courses and course quizzes. Email or phone our offices for friendly, live assistance. We offer unlimited free support, free certificates, and free grading.

AIR Child Care Training Solutions

AIR Training Solutions provides over 100 hours of online professional development in English and Spanish to meet your licensing requirements and earn CEUs.

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