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

Arizona Department of Health Services News Release: Measles

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

Preschool Development Grant Info Sessions!

Informational Sessions will be held regarding the Preschool Development Grant that was recently awarded to Arizona.  To view meeting dates and times, please click HERE

Free upcoming workshop on Color Me Healthy curriculum

Looking for an easy way to teach children about healthy foods and being active? Color Me Healthy: preschoolers moving and eating healthy is a nutrition and activity program that targets 4 and 5 year olds.  A workshop demonstrating the use of this curriculum is planned for Saturday February 7, 2015. There is no cost for attending the workshop but you must be pre-registered and seating is limited.  To view event details and to learn how to register, click HERE

The Winter 2015 Early Childhood Bulletin is now available online!

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

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACDHH): Families & Youth Educational Series: Upcoming Info Sessions & Trainings

The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACDHH): Families & Youth Educational Series presents an array of upcoming educational and training sessions.  Families that are soon transitioning to, or considering, college for their deaf and hard of hearing youth are encouraged to join!

  • January 24th, 2015 “Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consumers of Educational Interpreters:  What are your rights?” click ED Session to view event information
  • January 24th, 2015 “Do You Know Your Rights as a College Student?  Know Your Rights!” click College Session to view event information
  • February 11th, 2015 “IEP Training Session” by Raising Special Kids, click IEP Session to view event information
  • February 19th, 2015 “Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth Leadership Training” click AZ-DHH_Youth Leadership Training to view event information








Calling all outstanding educators P-12 Teachers and Principals/Directors! Applications for ED’s 2015-2016 cohort of Teaching and Principal Ambassador Fellows are now available!

For more information about the application process, visit our Teaching and Principal Ambassador Fellowship program pages or go directly to the applications for the Teaching and Principal Fellowships on

The deadline to apply is January 20, 2015 at 11:59 pm, EST. 

Legislation, Regulations, and Guidance for Charter Schools

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

New Directions Institute Free Workshops

New Directions Institute is offering free classes during the months of December, January, and February for parents.  Class topics include Brain Time, Kinder Ready, Wired for Success, Kinder Prep A & B, S.T.E.P.S Plus, Nurturing Parenting. Children are welcome to attend Kinder Prep A & B only.   For more information, please click HERE




Second Promise Zone Competition to Create Economic Opportunity in High-Poverty Communities

To read full article please click HERE