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Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry Letter

AzAEYC and SAZAEYC thank the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry for joining over 40 Chambers across the country in support of providing emergency assistance targeted to childcare providers to help them continue to serve children in their communities or to be ready with the resources necessary to reopen when the time comes.

Across the state and the nation, businesses understand that children, families, communities, and the economy thrive when there is well-supported, accessible, affordable, quality early childhood education.


June 30, 2020

Dear Mr. Glenn Hamer and the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry,

On behalf of the Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children (AzAEYC) and the Southern Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children (SAZAEYC), we would like to thank the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry for signing onto the “Coalition Letter on Assistance for Childcare Providers” to the members of the United States Congress on June 10, 2020. 

As Affiliates of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), AzAEYC and SAZAEYC are committed to the development, health, and well-being of all Arizona’s young children and those who care for, educate, and work on their behalf.

Quality childcare providers across Arizona do the critical work of building the brains of young learners. Quality childcare helps parents get to work, get to school, and contribute to their communities and to their local economies. As you and many other business partners have recognized, Arizona will not fully recover from this health and economic crisis without robust state and federal investments for our state’s childcare providers.

When Arizona’s childcare works, Arizona works. We hope to continue to partner with you and  promote the importance of quality childcare for Arizona businesses. We stand ready to assist as state partners and are happy to discuss more about early childhood education with you, your staff, and your members.

Thank you again for your leadership and for championing significant investments in childcare relief.