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Child Care Provider Professional Development

Arizona Self-Study Program

Pima County (520) 207-7310

Child Care Support Specialists work with licensed child care centers and homes, through on-site and phone technical assistance, to support programs to become accredited through an approved national child care accreditation body. 

AZ STEPSArizona Statewide Training & Technical Assistance For Expulsion Prevention Support

Cochise County (520) 452-9784    
Graham & Greenlee Counties (928) 348-8828
Pima County (520) 207-7310

Mental health professionals provide community-based training around the needs of vulnerable children at-risk for expulsion from their childcare center staff, and around other aspects of social-emotional functioning and behavior.

Community of Practice

Pima County (520) 207-7310

Professional Development for Childcare Providers-Professional development for childcare providers through three separate courses (with optional credit from Pima Community College).  Utilizes The Frank Porter Graham (UNC) Partnerships for Inclusion Curriculum, The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) Infant-Toddler curriculum, on-site coaching and community-based workshops and mentoring for participants.

Smart Support

Cochise County (520) 452-9784    
Graham & Greenlee Counties (928) 348-8828
Pinal County (520) 723-4429
Pima County (520) 207-7310

Mental Health Consultation for child care providers to address the social-emotional needs of children and to build staff capacity.

Quality First

Cochise & Santa Cruz Counties (520) 452-9784    
Pima County (520) 207-7310

Quality Improvement program for child care providers.  Services include coaching consultation, quality improvement planning and financial incentives.

Preschool Development Grant-Inclusion

Cochise County (520) 452-9784 
Pinal County (520) 723-4429   
Yuma County (928)248-5112

This program offers early child care and education centers training, coaching to improve and maintain family-centered and quality inclusive programs for children.  Services include assessment, goal planning, site visits, training, and skill building through targeted coaching assistance.

Early Care & Education Inclusion Plus (ECEI+)

Yuma County (928)248-5112

Training, on-site coaching assistance and service coordination to help early childhood education providers provide an inclusive environment for children with disabilities ages birth-age 5.

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