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The Arizona Early Childhood Development & Health Board, also known as First Things First, was established to help provide greater opportunities for all children birth through five in Arizona to grown up healthy and ready to succeed.

Contributors
Arizona Early Childhood Development & Health Board
Created Date
2013/2016

First Things First discusses the link between school readiness and early language levels. Last year, nearly 1 in 4 Arizona third graders did not pass the reading portion of the state standardized test. The number of words a child knows at age 3 strongly correlates with reading and comprehension levels at ages 9 and 10. The brief details how First Things First infuses literacy in to its funded programs and offers parents and caregivers tips on how they can support language and literacy development in their child.

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 Report of the Early Childhood Research and Evaluation National Advisory Panel is the final report of the First Things First Early Childhood Research and Evaluation National Advisory Panel. The report provides recommendations for a framework for evaluating First Things First’s strategies.

Contributors
Arizona Early Childhood Development & Health Board
Created Date
2012-06

This document is the result of the convening of the Arizona Early Childhood Taskforce in the spring and summer of 2010. It defines the ideal system of early childhood development and health in Arizona and articulates First Things First's role within that early childhood system.

Contributors
Arizona Early Childhood Development & Health Board
Created Date
2011-05

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

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

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

This report marks ten years in which trends can be identified by comparing survey results from 1997 to 2007. Longitudinal findings in the areas of wages, benefits, length of employment, and education levels of the ECE workforce were analyzed.

Contributors
Stevens, Jilynn, Arizona. Governor's Office for Children, Youth and Families, Arizona Early Childhood Development & Health Board, et al.
Created Date
2008

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