Published: March 21st, 2019

PDG Evaluation Project Spring Events

Since 2017, ADE-ECE has worked in partnership with Sure Shot Photography to conduct a qualitative study of the impact of the Preschool Development Grant (PDG) opportunity in 15 participating programs. The programs represent l0% of all programs who participated in PDG. They are a selection of family home providers, faith-based providers, charter schools, Head Start, and school district programs. This spring, these programs are hosting community events recognize their children and families, honor their administrative and teaching staff, and celebrate the incredible things the PDG has helped them to accomplish. Click here to check out the spring events as they occur!

Schedule of Events:

March 19, 2019: Yuma District One

March 20, 2019: Arcoiris and Famania

March 25, 2019: Stanfield

March 26, 2019: Liberty Head Start and Ocotillo Learning Center

March 27, 2019: Benson

March 29, 2019: Fowler

April 4, 2019: Page

April 5, 2019: Flagstaff Co-op and STAR School

April 8, 2019: Kindertots

April 11, 2019: Saints Simon and Jude Cathedral School


Posted in Announcements, Hot Topic | Tagged , |
Published: February 21st, 2019

Early Childhood Summer Conference, May 8-10

Click here to register

The Arizona Department of Education’s Early Childhood Unit is hosting a 3 day summer conference, “Early Childhood Summer Summit: A Hero’s Journey.” This conference will focus on engaging, professional challenging breakout sessions that provide evidence-based, hands-on experiences to support the Heart, Empathy, Resilience, and Optimism (HERO) within all early childhood professionals. The topics to be offered will focus on information related to Current Early Childhood Initiatives, Language and Literacy, Family Engagement, Kindergarten Readiness, and Comprehensive Assessment.  The intent of this summit is to support the work of administrators and teachers of young children in their early childhood (birth to 3rd Grade) years. The conference will be held at the Desert Willow Conference Center ( For nearby accommodations please see the following :

Posted in Announcements, Hot Topic |