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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 2022 Terri Lynne Lokoff Teacher Awards

In 1994, Kay and Fred Lokoff launched the Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Teacher Awards to honor their daughter Terri who was a devoted childcare teacher. The Awards are designed to recognize and celebrate the achievements of outstanding early care and education teachers and bring attention to the critical role these teachers play in the lives of young children. Early childhood teachers from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and on U.S. Military bases and installations around the world…

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Give Young Children a Healthy Start with Go NAPSACC!

If you are a director or owner of an ECE program in Arizona that serves children 0-5, consider this FREE, exciting opportunity!Create an online Go NAPSACC account (one account per program) for the following benefits:Access to 35 FREE training courses* on health, nutrition, and physical activitySelf-assessment tools to examine your program's practices against "best practices"Create goals and action plans to make improvements in your programAccess to hundreds of tips and materials in the resource libraryAnd more!*Trainings to be listed in the…

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Call for Library Team Applicants

Building a New Generation of Readers (BNGR) Early Literacy Outreach Library Team The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records (State Library) is seeking applicants for two (2) grant-funded contractors to facilitate early literacy programming for Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) providers in Arizona libraries. Contractors will be part of the BNGR Early Literacy Outreach Library Team (EL Library Team).  This will be a temporary, grant-funded project and independent contractor position with some flexibility to work around existing employment.  The EL…

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Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Operating Early Care and Education/Child Care Programs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its COVID-19 Guidance for Operating Early Care and Education/Child Care Programs. Updates to the guidance emphasize the importance of universal masking for everyone ages 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status. Additionally, this guidance provides more information on screening testing and updated guidance for fully vaccinated staff. Early care and education (ECE) programs can promote vaccinations among staff and families, including pregnant women, by providing information about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination,…

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Local First Arizona to Facilitate Small Business Stability Grants

Stability grants provide up to $25,000 to qualifying small businesses for expense reimbursement and/or revenue loss. PHOENIX (November 1, 2021) — Through the Maricopa County Small Business Resilience Program, Local First Arizona (LFA) in partnership with the Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) is facilitating stability grants for nonprofit and for-profit small businesses and micro-enterprises. These stability grants of up to $25,000 are now available to small businesses that can demonstrate revenue declines or unanticipated operating cost deficits from July 1, 2020…

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3 Ways You Can Get Involved to Advocate on Behalf of Young Children, Families, and the Early Field

  1. Ask your U.S. Congressional Representatives to invest in child care. On Thursday, October 28, President Biden announced a new framework for the Build Back Better (BBB) Act, which includes $400 billion for child care and early learning over the next 6 years. If the Build Back Better Act is signed into law, it will dramatically transform ECE for nearly every family with young children, as well as for child care providers. It is so important to make your voice heard now. Contact your U.S.…

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Nuevo camino de orientación del CCEI

First Things First financia el acceso a una biblioteca de formación en línea gratuita e ilimitada para los profesionales de la niñez temprana que califiquen. Los maestros, los maestros auxiliares, los directores y los proveedores de cuidado de niños en familias de los programas autorizados por el DHS y los hogares certificados por el DES que asisten a niños desde el nacimiento hasta los cinco años, y que aún no están en el jardín de niños, califican para esta oportunidad.*Existe…

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Project FUTRE | Families Uplifted Through Recovery Education

Seeking Education and Work Experience? Project FUTRE is an Education & Apprenticeship Program designed to offer you both education and work experience to become a Behavioral Health Paraprofessional trained to work with families that experience the impacts of opiate misuse and substance use disorder. As an apprentice you will hold a unique position to reach out and support other parents and family members through your own lived experiences.Who can join Project FUTRE?Individuals with lived experience or who self identify as…

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Addressing Infant and Toddler Behaviors that Challenge Adults | ZERO TO THREE Trainings

The Arizona Early Childhood Network has partnered with ZERO TO THREE to offer FREE trainings to our Arizona workforce in the Registry! Featured Training: Addressing Infant and Toddler Behaviors that Challenge Adults All infant and toddler behaviors have meaning, even if adults sometimes find those behaviors challenging. Hear from Beth Zack, Ph.D., Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences at the University of Washington, about why it’s important to reframe how we think about challenging behavior to behavior as a form…

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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.