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This document stresses the importance of collective efforts among families, early care and education professionals, health care professionals, family support providers, community members and policymakers in supporting the learning and development of young children.

Contributors
Arizona Early Childhood Development & Health Board
Created Date
2013-07

For kids 5 and younger in early learning programs, success is largely determined by the knowledge and skills of their teachers, and by the quality of the interactions with those educators. This publication describes how Arizona continues to struggle in educational attainment, wages and retention of its early learning workforce. It also offers recommendations for parents, providers, policymakers and other stakeholders on how we can all better support those responsible for helping infants, toddlers and preschoolers get ready for school and set for life!

Contributors
Arizona Early Childhood Development & Health Board
Created Date
2013

This report provides a model to help readers conceptualize the essential elements of a robust professional development system, and how they fit together. Drawing upon a comprehensive environmental scan completed this year, the report continues with a description of the current state of Arizona’s early childhood PD system, identifying gaps and opportunities. Finally, the report outlines a Two-Year Strategic Plan that represents the recommendations of the Arizona Professional Development System-Building Working Group.

Contributors
Arizona Early Childhood Development & Health Board
Created Date
2013-01

Building Bright Futures is First Things First’s biennial assessment on the needs of young children in Arizona. This report gives all Arizonans a starting place for conversations about the challenges faced by children birth to 5 years old and how their communities can best meet those needs.

Contributors
Arizona Early Childhood Development & Health Board
Created Date
2007/2017

This report provides baseline report on the current state of parents’ knowledge about children’s early development and parents’ perceptions of the resources currently available for young children and their families in Arizona. The results help identify parents’ current knowledge about early development as well as the areas in which families need additional support to access needed services for their child/children.

Contributors
Arizona Early Childhood Development & Health Board
Created Date
2009

First Things First is one of the critical partners in creating a family-centered, comprehensive, collaborative and high-quality early childhood system that supports the development, health and early education of all Arizona children birth through age 5.

Contributors
Arizona Early Childhood Development & Health Board
Created Date
2008/2017

This report focused on young children and was created as a collaboration between First Things First and Saint Luke’s Health Initiatives’ Arizona Health Survey in order to take stock of where Arizona stands today.

Contributors
Bruner, Charles, Tirmizi, Syed Noor, Arizona Early Childhood Development & Health Board, et al.
Created Date
2010-12

Through surveys and interviews, this publication reveals that parents – regardless of income, education levels and ethnic background – basically want the same things from their child care providers: a safe, nurturing learning environment. The study also reveals that many parents face challenges in finding information about child care options in their communities, care that meets all of their expectations, and resources to pay for early learning programs.

Contributors
Arizona Early Childhood Development & Health Board
Created Date
2012

First Things First examines the need for a quality rating and improvement system, and how Quality First can standardize and help improve early child care in Arizona.

Contributors
Arizona Early Childhood Development & Health Board
Created Date
2011

Across the country, states are acknowledging the importance of understanding children’s developmental status as they enter kindergarten to ensure an effective response to their instructional needs. Arizona’s KDI partner group is no exception, as they have recognized the importance of the development of a KDI in Arizona. In addition, they understand that the development and implementation of a KDI will be a significant effort within the state. The KDI Stakeholder Taskforce was convened early in the planning process to provide stakeholder input on three key issues: the KDI tool, PD, and communications. This stakeholder input is invaluable as the state ...

Contributors
Fry, Susan Perkins, Scott-Little, Catherine, Arizona Early Childhood Development & Health Board
Created Date
2013-11

The State And Local Arizona Documents (SALAD) collection contains documents published by the State of Arizona, its Counties, incorporated Cities or Towns, or affiliated Councils of Government; documents produced under the auspices of a state or local agency, board, commission or department, including reports made to these units; and Salt River Project, a licensed municipality. ASU is a primary collector of state publications and makes a concerted effort to acquire and catalog most materials published by state and local governmental agencies.

The ASU Digital Repository provides access to digital SALAD publications, however the ASU Libraries’ non-digitized Arizona documents can be searched through the ASU Libraries Catalog. For additional assistance, Ask A Government Documents Librarian.

Publications issued by the Morrison Institute for Public Programs at Arizona State University are available in the ASU Digital Repository Morrison Institute for Public Policy - Publications Archive collection.