PDG Year Three Programs: Licensing Reminder!


New PDG Year 3 programs must be licensed by a State or Tribal licensing regulatory agency and enrolled in Quality First by Wednesday, May 17, 2017


2017 ECE Summer Conference: Registration Now Open!

Attendees are now able to register for the 2017 ADE Early Childhood Education Conference titled, “Framing the Work: Achieving Excellence in Early Childhood Education”. The conference will be held at the Westward Look in Tucson, Arizona from June 21-23, 2017. See below for more conference details and to register:

Register for the Conference

Conference Flyer 

The Westward Look in Tucson is located at 245 E. Ina Road, Tucson , AZ 85704. A block of rooms is available for $91.00/night during the conference. Please book by May 1, 2017 in order to receive this rate!

Book Your Room

Tentative schedule:

June 21st

8:00am-9:00am: Registration and breakfast

9:00am-5:00pm: Keynote, lunch, and breakouts

June 22nd

8:00am-9:00am: Registration and breakfast

9:00am-4:30pm: Breakouts & lunch

June 23rd

7:30am-8:30am: Registration and breakfast

8:30am-12:15pm: Breakouts, keynote, grab and go lunch

*Breakfast and lunch for all three days are included in the price of registration ($215)

NAEYC – Higher Education Accreditation

Webinar on: NAEYC – Higher Education Accreditation

Letter of Intent

2017 Early Childhood Special Education Summit

2017 ECSE Summit Flyer

Register for the 2017 ECSE Summit: February 16th and 17th at the Glendale Civic Center

2017 ECSE Summit Schedule

2017 ECSE Summit Session Descriptions


Webinar Handouts

Select Webinar Handout: Introduction to the Arizona Early Learning Standards to access the handout that accompanies the Introduction to the Arizona Early Learning Standards Webinar accessible on ems.azed.gov

Select Webinar Handout: Introduction to the Infant and Toddler Developmental Guidelines to access the handout that accompanies the Introduction to the Arizona Infant and Toddler Developmental Guidelines Webinar accessible on ems.azed.gov

Navigating Early Childhood Special Education Services: A Family Guide

Select Navigating Early Childhood Special Education Services: A Family Guide to download the pamphlet resource for families.

*New* Assessment Continuum Guide 2016

Click Assessment Continuum Guide 2016 to access a PDF version of the new Assessment Continuum Guide.

Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in ECE Programs (9.14.15)

To view the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Education’s policy statement published on September 14, 2015, click HERE

Events Management System (EMS) Quick Guides

Please use the links below to assist in navigating our new Events Management System (EMS)

Step By Step Instructions: Account Creation & Event Registration


User Quick Guide


EMS Webpage

Certification Changes (Effective 4/27/15) and Reciprocal Extension Form (Effective 5/4/15)

To view the Certification Changes related to Early Childhood Education, please click here.  These revisions are effective April 27th, 2015.

To view the Reciprocal Extension Form, please click here.  These revisions are effective May 4th, 2015.