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.
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.
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.
Mental Health Consultation for child care providers to address the social-emotional needs of children and to build staff capacity.
Quality Improvement program for child care providers. Services include coaching consultation, quality improvement planning and financial incentives.
Preschool Development Grant-InclusionCochise 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.
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.