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Celena Ambrose | PBS KIDS Early Learning Champion

A northern Arizona educator who represents Arizona PBS was named one of 11 honorees nationwide for the PBS KIDS Early Learning Champions program, which recognizes and celebrates those who work with children from infants to second-graders. Celena Ambrose of Holbrook serves as an early Head Start teacher for Holbrook Head Start, where she has worked for more than four years. She is known as a caring and dedicated teacher, role model and mentor who has balanced her duties as a…

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Public Comment Opportunity | Open January 14 – 28, 2022

The First Things First (FTF) Board is finalizing its State Fiscal Years 2024-2027 Strategic Plan. FTF and its 28 regional partnership councils statewide will use this document to plan programs and services to be implemented starting on July 1, 2023, as well as ongoing system-building work.The FTF Board is now collecting public comment on its proposed SFY24-27 Strategic Plan. Your feedback is invited for FTF’s review and consideration.You can find a short overview video and brief introductory material about the…

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Celebrating DLLs: Spring into Practice | NCECDTL Trainings

The Arizona Early Childhood Network has partnered with the National Center on Early Childhood, Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL) to offer FREE trainings to our Arizona workforce in the Registry!NCECDTL is managed by ZERO TO THREE on behalf of the Office of Head Start. As the prime partner, ZERO TO THREE is responsible for setting the overall direction for the center and providing leadership.Featured Training: Celebrating DLLs: Spring into Practice This four module micro-learning course is designed to help participants learn about the latest research and evidence-based…

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Bang! Squish! Leap! Supporting the A in Steam with Infants and Toddlers | NCECDTL Trainings

The Arizona Early Childhood Network has partnered with the National Center on Early Childhood, Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL) to offer FREE trainings to our Arizona workforce in the Registry!NCECDTL is managed by ZERO TO THREE on behalf of the Office of Head Start. As the prime partner, ZERO TO THREE is responsible for setting the overall direction for the center and providing leadership.Featured Training: Bang! Squish! Leap! Supporting the A in Steam with Infants and Toddlers Just like science, technology, engineering, and math, engaging with the…

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ASU Nina Scholars Program

The ASU Nina Scholars application is currently accepting applications for the 2022-2023 academic year! The Nina Scholars Program provides a unique opportunity where students from disadvantaged backgrounds can obtain the resources and financial support needed to successfully complete their college education. Nina Scholars provides tuition and fees assistance, an annual books and supplies award and an annual living stipend to scholarship recipients. Scholars are also provided an academic mentor. The Nina Scholars Program is highly focused on supporting all aspects…

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Paula Jorde Bloom Scholarship for Leadership Connections 2022

The McCormick Center was founded by Paula Jorde Bloom from an initial grant of just $600. Paula’s legacy supports the competencies of early childhood program leaders and brings credibility to the important and complex role of these leaders, or as she was known to call them, the “gatekeepers to quality.” The Paula Jorde Bloom Scholarship Fund, first awarded in 2019, is intended to support emerging early childhood leaders who are dedicated to providing the highest quality care and education for…

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Apply to Quality First

Quality First is now enrolling more early care and education programs - and wants to partner with you! Quality First supports early childhood education programs and professionals in what they do best - helping young children learn and grow. Fill out a brief application as the first step to get the support you need. When you join, your support team and resources will include: A coach to help identify and prioritize what your program needs. Financial support to improve the quality…

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Event | Overview of ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) Online Training Library

Date: December 15, 2021 Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Join us to learn about the new CCEI online training subscriptions funded by First Things First. Those who are eligible have access to a free unlimited online training library. Learn more about: Eligibility criteria How to access the training subscriptions How to search for individual trainings How to access the New Employee Orientation Pathway How to fulfill some of the state training requirements using the CCEI subscriptions We will save time to answer your…

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First Things First Bonus Application | How-To Guide

1. Begin the Bonus application by clicking, “Request FTF Scholarship Bonus” under the “My Scholarships” tab. 2. To get a list of documents needed for the Bonus application, click where it states, “Click here.” 3. Once you are ready to complete the Bonus application, click on “Continue to Bonus Application.” 4. Before you can continue with the Bonus application, you must click the “Terms of Agreement” link. Once you read the Terms of Agreement, you can return to the application…

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