New Survey: Arizona Child Care Programs will close without public funding

December 11, 2020 12:58 pm Published by

Child care providers across Arizona are facing an unsustainable reality without significant public investment, according to a new data from a national survey conducted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). 

AzAEYC in the News: AZ Family July 23 2020

July 27, 2020 7:14 am Published by

In a recent news story, azfamily 3TV CBS 5 and Special Projects editor Kristine Harrington reported on the challenges that early learning providers face during the COVID-19 pandemic. AzAEYC Executive Director Dr. Eric Bucher talked about the urgent need for...

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Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry Letter

July 6, 2020 7:44 pm Published by

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. Read the letter.

Advancing #EquityinECE Requires our Action as Individuals, Organizations, and Communities

June 5, 2020 12:49 pm Published by

Advancing #EquityinECE requires our action as individuals, organizations, and communities. AzAEYC and SAZAEYC commit to fighting for equitable early learning opportunities for all of Arizona's children, families, and educators. This work will be difficult, but it is necessary to build a society dedicated to helping our young learners reach their fullest potentials. Read the letter. 

Funding Child Care to Save our Economy: A Letter to Governor Ducey

April 22, 2020 1:02 pm Published by

Substantial funding for child care is critical in this moment and in the recovery to come. In this letter to Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Rhian Evans Allvin of NAEYC, Eric Bucher of AzAEYC and Kelly Larkin of SAZAEYC offer an eight-step roadmap for relief and recovery that calls for state investment in a well-functioning child care system. Read the letter

AzAEYC Arizona Gives Day 2020

April 3, 2020 12:20 pm Published by

The Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children (AzAEYC) joins one more than 700 nonprofit organizations expected to participate in Arizona Gives Day, an online fundraising initiative on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Learn more.

Business Resources for Arizona Child Care: COVID-19

March 29, 2020 11:07 am Published by

AzAEYC and SAZAEYC share business resources for Arizona child care providers that have developed out of our collective advocacy efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Options for small business loans, updates on unemployment insurance, how Arizona child care providers can efficiently access critical information and other important information on the business of child care. Learn more

Arizona’s childcare needs emergency support to survive COVID-19

March 20, 2020 4:51 pm Published by

To help keep families and childcare programs economically stable and healthy through this challenging time, Arizona MUST provide additional state funding investments and clear childcare guidance to respond to the realities and needs of families, childcare providers, and staff. Read the request to the Governor's Governor’s Office, Arizona Department of Health Services, and the Arizona Legislature here.

AZ Childcare and COVID-19

March 18, 2020 12:10 pm Published by

We are responding to AZ childcare and COVID-19 by continually monitoring trusted sources for updated information to guide us as professionals. We've listed some resources for AZ childcare and COVID-19 that are intended to help prevent illness, support childcare providers. Learn more.

AzAEYC Giving Tuesday

November 14, 2019 2:55 pm Published by

AzAEYC joins Giving Tuesday: On December 3, 2019, non-profits, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. AzAEYC has joined the #GivingTuesday community for a campaign this year to support our efforts as advocates for the early childhood profession and high quality early education for all young children. Learn more