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Arizona Public Policy Forum

AzAEYC, in partnership with SAZAEYC and Arizona Child Care Resource and Referral, have received funding to launch the first annual Arizona Public Policy Forum. This event will take place on February 20, 2019 from 1:00 – 8:30 pm at The Newton at 300 W. Camelback Rd. in Phoenix.

Arizona early childhood educators, administrators, students, parents, and system partners are invited to attend this first annual policy and advocacy event to help prepare for AZECA‘s Thursday, February 21 event Early Childhood Day at the Legislature.

The Arizona Public Policy Forum will feature a keynote address and overview of the Arizona Early Childhood System with a focus on how early childhood initiatives are funded and how state agencies, non-profit organizations, early learning programs, and community leaders work together to support children, families, and the early childhood system in our state. 

Live outside of the Phoenix Metro Area? Apply NOW!

Through an application process, interested educators, directors, parents, students, and administrators who reside outside the Phoenix Metro area could be selected to attend the event for no (or minimal) fee.

In addition to the opportunity to receive Professional Development hours in the AZ Early Childhood Registry, transportation, lodging, meals, and entertainment will be included. In exchange for this opportunity, Sponsored Advocates will be asked to commit to supporting and participating in follow-up advocacy events in their local community.

Schedule of Events 

12:30pm – 1:00pm 

Arrival and check in 

1:00 pm – 8:30 pm 

Opening and afternoon sessions

Dinner and planning session

Closing Session: Screening of Won’t You Be My Neighbor