Please click on the link below to view draft and add comments of the Definition of School Readiness
Arizona McDonald’s restaurants and Read On Arizona, a statewide public/private collaborative working to improve literacy, are partnering to host Family Reading Day on Saturday, Nov. 2, to encourage families to pick up a book and read together!
Beginning at 1 p.m., the first 100 families that visit their local McDonald’s restaurant, will receive a FREE Scholastic book (toddler to 6th grade), ice cream cone and Read On Arizona Early Literacy Guide for Families to help support their child’s reading. A total of 25,000 books and early literacy guides will be given away to families at Arizona McDonald’s restaurants. The FREE book offer excludes Walmart and mall McDonald’s restaurant locations.
For more information click HERE
The Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs is pleased to extend a personal invitation to the upcoming listening sessions in October and November. They’ve had the pleasure of partnering with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health focusing on the inclusion of children and youth with special health care needs and their families in policy development. The needs assessment and listening sessions are but the first step in gathering information about families experiences and community needs. Should you have any questions about this initiative, please contact Marta.Urbina@azdhs.gov
Please click on the link below to access flyer listening sessions that the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Saguaro Evaluation Group and several community partners are providing for parents of children & youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).
Arizona Early Learning Workforce Knowledge and Competencies
Dear Early Childhood Stakeholders,
First Things First and The BUILD Initiative invite you to provide comment on the DRAFT of the Arizona Early Learning Workforce Knowledge and Competencies.
To learn more about the competencies, please visit http://www.azftf.gov/early-learning-workforce.
Your opinion matters!
There are two ways to provide your input on this critical document:
Participate in the online survey between October 4-31, 2013 by visiting: http://www.azftf.gov/early-learning-workforce.
Attend a focus group in your area. If you would like to attend the Phoenix Focus Group on the 29th but can’t attend in person, you may join us virtually! You just need to register by visiting: https://azftf.ilinc.com/register/szscczw.
Once you register, you’ll receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions for joining the meeting. Please do NOT share or forward the link in your confirmation e-mail. It will not work for multiple users. Each user MUST register to receive a link for participation.
Spread the word!
Please forward this e-mail to your colleagues and encourage their participation.
Thank you for your help!
Arts Integration Solutions (AiS) is seeking early childhood education sites in Maricopa County to participate in a 24-month pilot: April 2013 through May 2015. Program will provide educators with planning support, professional development and technical support to bring a new level of standards-driven intent to curriculum planning and child engagement. The goal is to identify simple, sustainable planning and classroom strategies that increase readiness of children to achieve the standards in math, science, literacy and critical thinking skills when they enter kindergarten. For More information click HERE
Application deadline: December 15, 2012
Return tapplication to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Costs: Free to preschools with stipend provided for staff
Public School Leadership Alliance for Young Children
(formerly known as Early Childhood Consortium)
The PLAY Group is an active group of Arizona Early Childhood Educators representing preschool programs in public school settings. This group meets once a month from September through May to discuss issues related to topics that support quality Early Childhood Education. This meeting affords participants the opportunity to network with other local education agencies, get questions answered from ADE staff as well as provide guidance to systems building in Arizona. Participants in this group include those working in early childhood special education, school based community preschool programs, Head Start, Title I preschool programs and other pre-school programs located on public school campuses.
If you are interested in being a part of this exciting, dynamic and active group or would like to be added to the listserv in order to re-ceive e-mails and meeting information, please contact:
- Kim Freehan - Mesa Public Schools - email@example.com
- Maria Messenger – Chandler Unified School District – firstname.lastname@example.org
- AZ EC PLAY Meeting Dates 2013-14
September 13, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Chandler Unified School District
1525 W Frye Rd
Chandler, AZ 85224
The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, the Western Region, Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Phoenix Area indian Health Service, recognize the month of April 2012, as Indian Child Abuse Prevention Month in Arizona. For more information click on the link below.