The Arizona Early Childhood Network has partnered with ZERO TO THREE to offer FREE trainings to our Arizona workforce in the Registry! Course Description Addressing Infant and Toddler Behaviors that Challenge AdultAll 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 of…

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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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Supporting Children in Uncertain Times: Taking care of ourselves and our children

As caregivers and educators, taking care of ourselves is critically important. In this course, we will explore the impact stress has on us, and the skills to help manage it. We will also discuss how children - throughout childhood - respond to stress and what behaviors we can look out for and help address to best support children during this challenging time with age-appropriate resources and strategies. Register today at! For more information on resources available for caregivers and…

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Building Resilience in Young Children

CCEI, an online child care training provider, is offering a FREE course in April titled "Building Resilience in Young Children." To find the course: Log into the Registry at Click on Find Training Event Search by Course Title and type Building Resilience Click Search Choose course and click View Event Click on Enroll Now Registry Users will take the online course at

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COVID-19 Resources for Children & Caregivers

Find information and resources from First Things First to help support young children emotionally with concerns about COVID-19.If you are feeling stress about COVID-19, you are not alone. Here are some tools from PBS Kids for kids and caregivers to help navigate these worries.Little kids may be feeling anxious right now, so how can you help? First, acknowledge ways the coronavirus has changed their lives. Check out more tips from The New York Times on how to ease their anxiety.

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Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns

As an early care and education provider, you play a critical role in the health and wellbeing of children. You are also very well positioned to help identify children who might need extra help in their development. This FREE online training course, Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns, helps you fulfill this role by providing tools and best practices for monitoring the development of children in your care and talking about it with their parents.This 1-hour, 4-module course focuses…

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Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP)

The Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP) is Arizona’s statewide interagency system of services and supports for families of infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age, with a significant developmental delay or established condition. AzEIP is established by Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which provides eligible children and their families access to Team-Based Early Intervention Services (TBEIS) to enhance the capacity of families and caregivers to support the child’s development. AzEIP is focused on building…

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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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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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