New Child Care Licensing Management System

ADHS has implemented a new Child Care Licensing Management System and it is now live! Training videos and documentation for registered users are available to review. The benefits include: Increased visibility for providers/licensees Increased visibility to BCCL employees Real time access to information for Surveyors and licensees Reduction of expensive manual processes Improved efficiency through elimination of paper transit and tracking Improved cloud-based technology in rural sister locations ...and much more! Learn More & Login

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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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Arizona Comprehensive System of Personnel Development Survey

The Arizona Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD) In-service workgroup is working to gather information about how and where the Early Childhood workforce is receiving professional development, as well as the preferred methods for receiving professional development. Your input will provide valuable insight into the current state of, as well as potential gaps within, the existing system. The survey will not take more than two minutes. Please click here to complete the survey!

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Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. If your household is eligible, you can receive: Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than…

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Child Care Workforce Retention and Recruitment Grant Program

The Child Care Workforce Retention and Recruitment (CCWRR) Grant Program provides immediate support to child care providers for hiring qualified staff and retaining existing staff by providing financial assistance to help all regulated child care providers with workforce recruitment and retention costs to support the network of child care staff in Arizona.Applications will be accepted for the CCWRR Grant Program from May 7, 2021, to May 31, 2021. Grants are not competitive, meaning if a child care provider submits a…

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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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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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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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New Grant Opportunity for Child Care Providers

The Arizona Child Care COVID-19 Grant Program Application deadline has been extended to August 28th. Please submit your application by 11:59 p.m. on August 28th.The Arizona Department of Economic Security, Child Care Administration is offering grants to child care providers to help with operational costs to safely remain open or reopen to provide child care to Arizona’s families.   Apply Now Who is eligible to apply? Eligible providers include: DHS Licensed Centers, DHS Group Homes, DES Family Child Care Providers, Tribal Child Care…

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Arizona Early Childhood Professional Development ECHO

Arizona State University is excited to announce the launching of the first Arizona Early Childhood Professional Development ECHO (Extending Community Health Outcomes). Business Practices for Early Care and Education: Working through COVID and Beyond July 8 – August 19, 2020 REGISTER HERE In response to the unprecedented times we are in, the first AZ Early Childhood PD ECHO is being offered on Wednesday evenings starting July 8th through August 19th on Business Practices for Early Care and Education. The sessions are from…

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