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

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.


Living in the New Normal (LINN-I)

The Military Child Education Coalition®(MCEC) is pleased to announce that another no-cost training opportunity has been planned in Arizona; an institute entitled Living in the New Normal (LINN-I), on 4-5 February 2015 in Tucson. This training is open to area school district guidance counselors and other professional educators, psychologists, social workers, school nurses, child care providers, parents, military family readiness groups, as well as other caring adults interested in learning more about improving the education of military connected-children. 

MCEC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, world-wide organization, and it performs research, develops resources, conducts professional institutes and conferences, and develops and publishes resources for all constituencies.  It is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition.

The training will be at the Holiday Inn & Suites Tucson Airport, 4550 South Palo Verde Road, Tucson, AZ 85714.

For more information please click HERE



Examining Early Dual Language Learners Workshop

  This one day workshop is designed for programs providing educational services to children 0-5 years old who are Dual Language Learners (DLL) or English Language Learners (ELL). For more information please click on the link below:  http://www.azed.gov/early-childhood/files/2014/10/edllflyer.pdf


ECE Endorsement


ECQUIP Standards Rubric

ECQUIP Standards Rubric

Arizona LEA Tracker – ALEAT

ALEAT Access

How to Submit a Monitoring Instrument

ECQUIP – Quality Enhancement Plan





Public School Leadership Alliance for Young Children  


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:


The PLAY group would like Mari Whelan to represent school districts on the assessment review committee.  Her work email is mmwhelan@mpsaz.org.

Here are the future dates and locations for this school year’s meetings:

  • November 6, 2014 - Paradise Valley
  • December 4, 2014 - Tempe
  • February 5, 2015 - Casa Grande
  • March 5, 2015 - Chandler
  • April 2, 2015 - Mesa
  • May 7, 2015 - Scottsdale or Pendergast – TBD

Meetings begin at 9:30