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Annual Meeting 2019


Leading with Equity And Diversity

Develop your leadership skills to support children, families, teachers, or the community! Join AzAEYC for professional development sessions, guest speakers, awards, general networking, and camaraderie! Includes lunch.


Saturday, October 5, 2018 from 8 am until 1 pm.


Rio Salado College Conference Center 2323 W 14th St, Tempe, AZ 85281 

Will I earn Professional Development Hours?

Participants receive 5 hours of professional development in the Arizona Early Childhood Work Force Registry related to leadership. PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR REGISTRY NUMBER on Eventbrite when signing up to attend Annual Meeting 2019.

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What else?

Lunch included. Please let us know if you have any special dietary needs when you register.

Raffle Info

Look forward to amazing raffle prizes, award presentations, and lunch. Raffle prizes include early learning materials, gift baskets, coffee gift cards, and spa treatments, too.

If you’re an AzAEYC member, you’ll receive three raffle tickets. Non-members receive one ticket. Want 10 extra raffle tickets? Donate $10 to AzAEYC at, or become a new NAEYC/AzAEYC member by 10/5 for 10 extra raffle tickets. 

Handouts and Resources for L.E.A.D.


Advancing Equity Statement Guided Conversations

Expanding the Lens – Leadership as an Organizational Asset (P.J. Bloom & M.B. Abel, 2015)

NAEYC Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education Position Statement

NAEYC Advancing Equity Initiative

NAEYC Promover la Equidad en la Educación Infantil

State of AzAEYC Update

AzAEYC Resources

Arizona Fact Sheet – America for Early Ed 

AzAEYC Membership

AZToolkit & Shared Services Information

#WorthyWage Infographic

Community Resources

Arizona 8 PBS Community Outreach Coordinator Contact List

Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry Flier

First Things First – Take Action

First Things First College Scholarships

NAEYC Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education Position Statement

NAEYC Promover la Equidad en la Educación Infantil

NAEYC Advancing Equity Initiative

Meeting Agenda

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. 

Registration, Sign In, Enter Raffle Prize Drawings

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. 

Breakfast with the Governing Board

Updates from the Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry

Gordon Brown, Arizona PBS

AzAEYC: State of the Organization

Dr. Eric Bucher, AzAEYC

Leadership, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – 

What is the NAEYC Statement on Advancing Equity? How can we use it in our work? 

Mona Qafisheh, AzAEYC, Association for Supportive Child Care

9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

Choose from 1 of 2 breakout learning sessions:

+ Elevating Your Voice – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Classroom and Beyond (This session is designed for participants who are interested in an advanced look at leadership and program administration.)

+Building Leadership Skills – What it Means to be a Leader (This session is designed for participants who are interested in getting started with leadership and learning strategies to become a leader.)

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 

Lunch with a Leader, Networking, Enter Raffle Prize Drawing

12:15 – 1:00 p.m. 

Recognition of NAEYC Accredited Early Learning Programs

Presentation of the Rhian Evans Allvin & Joshua J. Allen $1,000 Scholarship

M. Esmeralda Carrillo, International School of Arizona

Presentation of the Outstanding Educator/Administrator Award and Diversity & Inclusion Award Shanna Kukla, AzAEYC, Early Childhood Higher Education Systems

Raffle Prize Drawings

Thank you for attending AzAEYC Annual Meeting 2019!