Registry Announcement & Promotion!

The Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry is now accepting Unofficial College Transcripts as documents for tracking Registry user’s education reports and Lattice Levels. The next 1,000 Registry users who complete the following three steps will be mailed one of our Daniel Tiger Ready to Read books.*Upload your unofficial college transcripts, CDA Credential and/or high school diploma to the RegistryReview and update your Registry My Profile under My Tools & SettingsReview and update your Registry Employment History under My Tools &…

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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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Raising Our Future: America’s Child Care Dilemma

The Pritzker Family Foundation and PBS NewsHour are partnering on a week-long series entitled Raising Our Future: America’s Child Care Dilemma. The series is scheduled to run in five nightly segments during the week of July 12. The series aims to educate the public about the state of child care in the US as it weaves the needs of infants and toddlers throughout. The Pritzker Children's Initiative has released a new social media toolkit to drive awareness and viewership for the series. We ask that you use this toolkit to…

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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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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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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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Changes for Arizona’s Center-Based and Family Childcare Providers

Starting August 25, 2020, childcare providers across Arizona will need to meet an updated safety requirement regarding Background Checks and Fingerprint Clearance Cards. Last Spring, the Arizona State Legislature passed SB1504, which requires background checks from ALL child care employees, including fingerprint clearance cards, PRIOR to their start date and every five years thereafter. These same checks are also required for all home providers, including all household members over the age of 18, and any backup providers. Click on the button links below to quickly…

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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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The average wait time for processing your college transcripts is 30 Days. For questions regarding your Registry account, please contact