Published: January 15th, 2020

TODAY (Jan. 15) – Last Day to Register for ECSE Summit with PO

Today, January 15, is the last day to register for the Special Education Conference with a purchase order (PO). You can use a PO # as a placeholder to register and then the deadline to submit the actual PO is 3 days before the conference (Jan. 27). Register today while we still have spots open!!

*Registration closes Jan. 28! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

STAR Autism Training will also be available at the conference as a 1-day training from 10:00am – 5:00pm available on either Thursday or Friday. There is no additional cost for the training – it is included in the registration price and all other meals and activities are still available for STAR Autism participants.
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Published: December 10th, 2019

*Registration Now Open: Early Childhood Special Education Summit – Jan. 30-31, 2020

Join us for the 5th Annual Early Childhood Special Education Summit!

The Conference will be held Thursday & Friday, January 30-31, 2020 at Black Canyon Conference Center in Phoenix, AZ.

*Registration is now open! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Click below for the full flyer and additional information:

2020_ECE Special Education Conference Flyer

*Registration fee is $175 per person and includes breakfast, lunch & snack each day.

UPDATE! **January 15 IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE WITH A PO (purchase order)! You can use a PO # as a placeholder and then the final deadline to submit a PO is 3 days before the conference (Jan. 27).**

Sheraton Phoenix Crescent has blocked hotel rooms at a discounted group rate for this conference. The rate is $146/night and the last day to book at this rate is January 8, 2020. Please call 602-943-8200 to book a room.

For inquiries about the conference and/or registration, please call the ECE Team at 602-364-1530 or send an email to the ECE Inbox.

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Published: October 18th, 2019

*FREE Teaching Reading Effectively (TRE) Training (Tucson, Yuma, & Page)

Upcoming Teaching Reading Effectively (TRE) Training

This training is being provided FREE by the ADE Early Childhood Education Unit. It is designed to help effectively teach the 5 pillars of early literacy:

  • Phonological Awareness
  • Phonics
  • Fluency
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension

SIGN UP TODAY! There are 50 spots for each training. You must attend all 5 days to receive credit hours, however these days will be spread out over several weeks. The training will be held at the following locations/dates:




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Published: October 4th, 2019

Indicators of High-Quality Inclusion Webinar: October 15

Indicators of High-Quality Inclusion: A Comprehensive Set of Tools (Webinar)

Tuesday, October 15, from 2-3 PM ET

The ED-funded National Center for Pyramid Model Interventions (NCPMI) and Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) will host the webinar Indicators of High-Quality Inclusion: A Comprehensive Set of Tools. This webinar will provide an overview of the National Early Childhood Inclusion Indicators Initiative, including the suite of materials developed under this initiative for states, local programs, and child environments, which are intended to increase the implementation of high-quality, inclusive education practices. Specific attention will be paid to implementing the early childhood education environment inclusion indicators in a variety of early childhood programs.

Click here to register

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Published: September 20th, 2019

Save the Date! ECE Social Emotional Conference “Walk the Talk” Dec 5 & 6

ECE is hosting its 2nd Annual Social Emotional Learning Conference: “Walk the Talk”

DATE: December 5 & 6, 2019
LOCATION: Black Canyon Conference Center in Phoenix
REGISTRATION: Click here to register

Click here for full flyer and additional information.

*Exhibitors: Please fill out the Exhibitor Application and submit to ADE (instructions are on the form).

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Published: September 18th, 2019

Save the Date! AZHSA Sex Trafficking Educational Forum – Nov 20, 2019

Sex Trafficking Educational Forum

On November 20, 2019, an educational forum will be offered to Head Start staff and community partners. Human trafficking is considered the world’s fastest growing criminal enterprise, according to the United States Department of Justice. According to the Justice Department, “no community is immune from being affected by the exploitation of human beings for commercial sexual activity.” National experts from disciplines including research, law enforcement and victim services will share how to identify sex trafficking, discuss the victim mindset and how to provide resources for a client who is being trafficked.

DATE: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 LOCATION: Pendergast Early Learning Center ADDRESS: 3841 N. 91st Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85037

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Published: September 16th, 2019

NEW: AZ Virtual Family Engagement Center Launched

Read On Arizona has launched a new Virtual Family Engagement Center! The Arizona Family Engagement Center is committed to helping families acquire the knowledge, tools and resources needed to make informed decisions about their children’s education.

The virtual Arizona Family Engagement Center is now live on the Read On Arizona website. This new resource for Arizona families includes free family literacy resources, a parent-to-parent portal, and a new parent information data tool – Explore Arizona Schools – to help parents make informed choices about their child’s school. The virtual center is part of the Statewide Family Engagement Center Project. Partners include: National Center for Families Learning, Read On Arizona, Arizona Department of Education, Make Way for Books, Southwest Human Development and Unite for Literacy.

Please visit the AZ Family Engagement Center website for more information or see below for announcement:

E-news SFEC Virtual Center Launched

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Published: August 27th, 2019

ECE Unit Asks for Input on Assessment Tool

The contract for the current state tool for on-going progress monitoring is coming to a close (contract with Teaching Strategies Gold).

  • The ADE will conduct focus groups, a webinar, and a survey to gather feedback regarding current on-going progress monitoring activities.
  • This information will support the development of the scope of work to be included in the future Request for Proposals.
  • These focus groups are open to all stakeholders that would be required to use the chosen tool and for stakeholders that opt into using the chosen tool.

Download the flyer here:


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