Childcare Providers Training/Support
Are you a childcare provider looking for free training, professional development, or technical assistance support? Easter Seals Blake Foundation offers several programs to help support the important work that you do!
Easter Seals Blake Foundation's Project, "Me Too!" program provides help for childcare workers across the entire state of Arizona to enhance their practice. In Pima County we even offer the opportunity for college credit! For more information, contact (520) 207-7310, ext. 150, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This program is made possible from the support of the Arizona Department of Economic Security and First Things First.
In Yuma County, generously funded by the Yuma First Things First Regional Partnership Council, our Early Care and Education Inclusion Plus (ECEI+) will help your childcare program better include young children with special needs and developmental disabilities! The program offers both training and on-site technical assistance. For more information, please contact: 928-248-5246.
Are you a childcare director in Pima or Pinal counties that would like help working with children challenging behaviors? Our Smart Support program provides on-site Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation services. Our consultants will work with your teachers to develop strategies on how to best address classroom problems that are harmful or interfere with children's learning, development, and success at play. For more information, please contact: 520-207-7310 x310. This program is possible with the support of First Things First and Southwest Human Development.
Finally, Easter Seals Blake Foundation offers on-site coaching for childcare centers and homes in Pima, Cochise, Santa Cruz, and Cochise counties, as well as to the Tohono O’odham and Pascua Yaqui tribal communities. Our coaches offer free quality improvement support and program participants are also eligible for financial incentives! For more information, please contact: 520-207-7310 x168. This program is generously funded by First Things First Quality First.