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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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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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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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Multitiered System of Support Framework in Early Childhood

A Position Statement from the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) DEC is excited to announce that the Multitiered System of Support Framework in Early Childhood position statement is now available! This position statement replaces the 2013 Frameworks for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood: Description and Implications. The purpose of the revised statement is to define an early childhood multitiered system of support (MTSS) framework and to promote a broader understanding and discussion of the implications for young children, their families,…

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CDC Resources to Get Children Caught up on Routine Vaccinations

Please help get the word out about the importance of catching up on routine childhood vaccinations, using new resources available for immunization partners and healthcare providers.As children begin to have play dates and return to school, camp and day care, routine childhood vaccinations are critical to keeping them healthy. Many children fell behind on receiving routine vaccinations during COVID-19; CDC’s public sector vaccine ordering data show a 14% drop in 2020-2021 compared with 2019 – with orders for measles vaccine down by more…

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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 AZ.HealthyChildCare@maricopa.gov. 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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PNC Foundation grant to help child care centers address COVID-19 health and safety concerns

The PNC Foundation recently awarded FTF a grant to create the AZ Healthy Child Care Helpline, which provides support to child care programs seeking health and safety guidance as they work to operate safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

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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 azregistry.org! For more information on resources available for caregivers and…

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Arizona Quality First Recommendations for Safe Child Care Operations during COVID-19

Quality First has developed recommendations for safe child care in center-based care and home environments in Arizona during COVID-19.(Updated September 1, 2021) Recommendations (English) Recomendaciones (Español)

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