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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Published: August 19th, 2019

Developing Trauma-Informed Schools

NCTSN August 2019 Spotlight 

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has several tools to help administrators, teachers, and staff reduce the effects of trauma on children by providing resources to recognize, respond to, and accommodate traumatized students within the classroom.

Highlighted Articles:

Creating, Supporting, and Sustaining Trauma-Informed Schools: A System Framework

Addressing Race and Trauma in the Classroom: A Resource for Educators

Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators

Click here for more info.

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