Raising the quality of childhood education programs in Arizona

We believe that all young children thrive and learn in a society dedicated to ensuring they reach their full potential. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children. We promote high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research.

The Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children (AzAEYC) is YOUR professional organization in Arizona. Join us!

“The main reason I joined AzAEYC is to network with other Early Childhood Professionals and learn what their preschools are doing to improve early childhood education throughout Arizona and nationwide.”

– Jenny Heirshberg, Preschool Director, The Preschool at Red Mountain United Methodist Church

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Need more time in your day? AZ Toolkit is a comprehensive resource for early learning providers in Maricopa County and Arizona designed to help save time, increase quality, reduce costs and share knowledge.

Find essential documents and information at your fingertips. With this web-based platform, meeting complex state and federal requirements are simply a click away! AZToolkit offers many of the resources needed to successfully advance through the quality continuum – all in one central location and consistent with the national shared resources and services initiatives. Subscribe


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! The Rhian Evans Allvin and Joshua J. Allen Scholarship awards $1,000 to one student attending an accredited Arizona public university or college and majoring in early childhood education (or a closely related field) with an interest in quality early childhood, early childhood public policy, and advocacy efforts on behalf of young children and families. Apply now

AzAEYC is proud to partner with Arizona PBS in supporting the Arizona Early Childhood Registry and the College Scholarship Program. Arizona PBS administrates a generous grant from First Things First in support of this effort. Learn more.