Let’s Share the Care! | #ShareTheCareAZ

The last year has been challenging for everyone, but it has renewed our deep appreciation for those who provide child care and the essential role it plays for our families, our communities, and our state. Quality child care and preschool helps children learn and develop the skills and abilities they need for success in school and in life. And this year has reminded us that Arizonans from all walks of life can’t do what we do without these dedicated caregivers.Throughout…

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CDC’s Milestone Tracker App

Newly updated FREE app for teachers, parents, and caregivers: CDC’s Milestone Tracker. As an early care and education provider, you know the importance of tracking children’s developmental milestones, but did you know there’s a new version of the FREE app from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help make it easy, fun, and a great way to engage parents and caregivers? CDC’s Milestone Tracker app helps teachers, parents, and caregivers better understand each child’s skills and abilities,…

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AZ Healthy Child Care Helpline

The AZ Healthy Child Care Helpline is a free service available statewide to Arizona child care providers to answer questions and get expert advice on health and safety practices and policies during COVID-19.Call 602-506-6767 (ext. 2) Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 4:30PM or send an email any time to Available Services Child care health consultants (CCHCs) from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health can provide:Brief one-on-one "on-the-spot" support via phone or emailMore intensive targeted technical assistance virtual meetings"How-To" webinars About…

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Indigenous Early Childhood Educators Professional Development Fellowship

Northern Arizona University’s Institute for Native-serving Educators ( and College of Education ( are pleased to announce our inaugural professional development fellowship for teachers of 3-4 year olds in Head Start schools on and bordering the Navajo Nation. We invite preschool teachers who meet the eligibility criteria and who can commit to the program expectations to apply for this opportunity. The Indigenous Early Childhood Educators Professional Development Fellowship offers a long-term, cohort-model professional development opportunity for preschool teachers serving Native…

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Diné Institute for Navajo Nation Educators

YÁ’AT’ÉÉH TEACHERS! Are you looking for a professional development opportunity that is challenging, culturally responsive, and collaborative? View the website for the Diné Institute for Navajo Nation Educators. Accepting Applications for 2021 Teacher Fellows Are you a full-time, fully certified preK-12 teacher in a grant, BIE, or public school on or bordering the Navajo Nation? Can you commit to 4 Saturdays & 3 weekend residencies during in 2021? Are you seeking a challenging yet supportive opportunity to learn more about…

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Equity Leaders Action Network (ELAN) Fellowship

FAQ from the ELAN Informational Webinar can be viewed here. The deadline to apply is February 19th, 2021. Apply via JotForm here. The following is for your reference: The Zoom recording of the Informational Webinar can be viewed here. PDF of the ELAN Fellows Application PDF of the Presentation Slides Please direct your inquiries to

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The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) Empower Plus+ 2.0 is excited to offer you Go NAPSACC*, an online tool that is helping child care programs support children’s healthy eating and physical activity. Participating providers receive free, unlimited access to Go NAPSACC’s online tools, educational materials, and training as well as requesting support from a local Go NAPSACC Consultant.  Please see the informational flyer for details. *Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care This is a great opportunity to show families you’re going the…

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New year brings new opportunities for supporting Arizona’s young children

Marilee Dal Pra, CEO of First Things First, shares her hopes for continuing to advance FTF's mission to help all of Arizona's young children learn, grow and succeed. Challenging times are also times of opportunity. Let us all push for meaningful and long-lasting change for early childhood. Read Article

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Child Care Director Interviews | Yavapai Region | Anelizabeth Marlowe

Anelizabeth MarloweGrannie's House Interview Transcript:00:00 LYNDA: Hi, it is August 20, 2020, and I’m here with Anelizabeth Marlowe with Grannie’s House. Thank you so much for joining me today.00:12 ANELIZABETH: You’re so welcome. It’s my pleasure to be able to be here, Lynda.00:15 LYNDA: Okay, socould you start out by just telling us a little bit about your center?00:20 ANELIZABETH: Certainly. I opened Grannie’s House in 1995. I am a DHS Certified Small Group Home. I serve 10 children, basically.…

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