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AzDEC Spring Conference 2019: Healing Trauma

January 9, 2019 3:43 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

AzDEC Spring Conference 2019: Healing Trauma Starts in the Heart presented by Diana Brown, Conscious Discipline Certified Instructor. Conference provides research supported information on how adults can connect with relationship resistant children to start to heal trauma in children. 

AzDEC Spring Conference 2019 on March 2,  2019 at the Halle Heart Museum 

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Child Care Licensing Consultant Raegina Rico

November 8, 2018 11:51 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Why does a file cabinet need to be at least 3 feet from the door? Why does a trash can have to have a lid? Why can't we use crockpots?  Raegina Rico developed a passion and an urgency that led her to become a child care licensing consultant. AzAEYC’s newest board member talks about her work and why safety in the classroom matters so very, very much. Read more.


Leadership and Innovation Champion Award: Dawn Craft

October 24, 2018 7:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The first inaugural Leadership and Innovation Champion Award was presented to Dawn Craft at AzAEYC’s Annual Meeting on September 29, 2018. Dawn was a key player in skillfully guiding AzAEYC through the recent NAEYC affiliate re-organization. She was instrumental in securing a Virginia G. Piper Foundation grant to support AZToolkit, AzAEYC's shared resources web platform. Learn more


Shanna KuklAdvocacy Champion Award

Advocacy Champion Award: Shanna Kukla

October 18, 2018 7:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The first inaugural Advocacy Champion Award was presented to Shanna Kukla at AzAEYC’s Annual Meeting on September 29, 2018. Shanna answered five questions about her career, her work in the field, and reflected on the value of the pursuit of diversity and equity in early childhood education. Learn more.


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Meet an #EarlyEdPro! Bonnie Williams/Eric Bucher

September 7, 2018 2:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Meet an #EarlyEdPro! First in our video series: Eric Bucher, Child Development and Education Manager and Board President-Elect of Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children and Bonnie Williams, of Arizona Department of Health Services talk about why they work in the field of early childhood education, how a solid foundation in early learning pays off for the future, and why everyone should care about our youngest learners. Watch the video