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Brainstorming a Path to Critical Thinking

I was recently working in an early childhood classroom where the teacher was discussing nocturnal animals. After explaining what nocturnal meant, she asked the children to come up with reasons why some animals would rather stay up at night and sleep during the day. She then wrote all of the children’s responses down on a chart paper. She told the children that the list would be up for them to think about over the next few weeks and that they…

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Requesting Administrator Access in the Registry

Program/Center Directors/Administrators who oversee one site may apply to have limited access to information in their staff members’ Arizona Registry profiles. If you oversee multiple sites, you will Request MSA Access functionality. Requesting One Site Administrator Access Requesting Multiple Site Administrator Access Requesting One Site Administrator Access Go to azearlychildhood.org and click on Registry. Log into the Arizona Early Childhood Registry with your log-in credentials. If you do not yet have a Registry account, you will need to create an…

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Registering for Professional Development in the Registry

This feature of the Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry will list available professional development, workshops, and trainings. You will be able to register for an event here. Once marked as Attended, the event will show on your Education and Training Report. Log into the Arizona Early Childhood Registry at azearlychildhood.org. Click on Find Training Event. Select a Search Category, such as Title. Enter Search Criteria, such as a word or two from the title of workshop for which you are…

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Uploading Documentation Directly into the Registry

The following tutorial will guide you when needing to upload documents into your Registry profile. Click on My Profile under My Tools & Settings. Scroll down the page to Participant Files. Click on Upload New File The Participation File Manager will pop up. Select the file you wish to upload next to File Description. Click on Choose File. Choose the file from your computer’s location and click the Upload Document Note: After choosing a file, you will see a partial…

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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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Sponsor Agency Tools

Sponsoring Agency Access Sponsoring Agencies have the ability to input their professional development opportunities into the Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry so that users may view and enroll in training events. Sponsoring Agencies have access to functions, such as Add Course, List Courses, Event Management, and Reports, through the Sponsoring Agency Tools Menu. Add Course The Registry system is set up similar to a college system where one can enter a course, where the information does not change, and then enter…

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Event Management for Instructors

Create an Event Log into the Registry.Click on Event Management under My Instructor Tools. After clicking on Event Management, a list of all previously entered events will be visible. You may sort by event date, course, or instructor. (We will re-visit functions in this area later in this tutorial, click here to skip ahead.)To add a new event, click on Add Event. Select the Sponsoring Agency for which you are instructing. You must now search for the course that was…

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Requesting Instructor Access in the Registry

If you are a user of the Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry and would like to request Instructor Access, follow the steps outlined in this article. A Registry user can request instructor access through the Registry by clicking the “Request PD Instructor/TA Access” link on the left-hand navigation menu. The user will now see an information page. Continuing down the page allows the instructor to select the level for which they are applying. Please choose at least one level for…

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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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