DES/AzEIP Meetings and Events

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4th Annual Empower Conference – May 2nd, 2015

It’s time for the Annual Empower Conference!  Over 300 participants are expected at this free all day training!  As the Empower Standards apply to all ADHS licensed child care centers and child care group homes, we have representatives from many segments of the ECE community.  To view event flyer, click here.  To view 10 Ways to Empower Children to Live Healthy Lives click here.

Conference Details:

Saturday, May 2nd

Desert Willow Conference Center

4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd.

Phoenix, AZ 85040



Active Play! Fun Physical Activities for Young Children Workshop

The Arizona Division of Early Childhood (AzDEC) and The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) – Early Childhood Education (ECE) present “Active Play!  Fun Physical Activities for Young Children With Many Ideas for Adaptation and Inclusion“.  This workshop, centered on the benefits of active play, provides a plethora of practical ideas for inclusive physical activities that are developmentally appropriate, use inexpensive equipment, can be done in small spaces, and are FUN for children to do.

To learn more about this exciting workshop and to register, please click here.



Infant/Toddler Summit Powerpoint Presentations

Power Point presentations will be given during the Infant/Toddler Summit general and breakout sessions on February 10th and 11th.  To view the Power Point presentations specific to each session, click on the appropriate links below:

“An Introductions to Teachers Learning and Collaborating (TLCs)”-  click HERE

“Responsive Caregiving:  The Foundation of Instructional Support” –  click HERE

“Early Head Start Child Care Partnership:  Honoring the Process of Partnership” – click HERE

“Supporting Early Math Learning for Infants and Toddlers”- click HERE

“EHS Quality Observational Strategies”- click HERE

“Home Visiting Rating Scales – Adapted and Extended to Excellence” – click HERE

“Supporting and Enhancing Children’s Social and Emotional Development” – click HERE

“Engaging and Goal Setting with Families” – click HERE

“Bringing the Head Start PFCE Framework to Your Program” – click HERE

“Relationship-Based Competencies:  Building Capacity for Staff and Supervisors Working with Families”- click HERE

“Using the CSEFEL Infant and Toddler Pyramid Model to Support School Readiness”- click HERE

“Parents Interacting with Infants (PIWI)”- click HERE

“Let’s Talk:  Engaging Children in Conversation” – click HERE

“Approaches to Learning” – click HERE

“Cognitive Development” – click HERE

“Social and Emotional Development” – click HERE

“Language Development and Communication” – click HERE

Measles Update from the Arizona Department of Health Services

To view the full news release by the Arizona Department of Health Services, please click HERE

The Winter 2015 Early Childhood Bulletin is now available online!

To view the 2015 addition of the Early Childhood Bulletin, click HERE

Legislation, Regulations, and Guidance for Charter Schools

For more information about the legislation, regulations, and guidance for charter schools please click HERE

Leading Pre-K-3, Learning Communities – Competencies for Effective Principal Practice

Please click on the link below to access the effective principal practice full report.

Arizona LEA Tracker – ALEAT

ALEAT Access

How to Submit a Monitoring Instrument

ECQUIP – Quality Enhancement Plan