Stories From The Field

Be an advocate: 5 ways to elevate your voice for Early Ed

June 9, 2020 6:44 am Published by

Feel inspired to take action? Here are 5 ways to make your voice heard for Arizona’s children, families, and early childhood professionals. Be an advocate! Learn more

Allison Houtz and Kristie Bandy share a passion for Quality Early Childhood Education

May 20, 2020 9:56 am Published by

Allison Houtz and Kristie Bandy share a passion for quality Early Childhood Education. Turns out, that runs in the family. Learn more

Early Learning Group Video Interview: Danielle Alexander on Child Care during COVID-19

May 4, 2020 3:18 pm Published by

Danielle Alexander is the Region Manager of Learning Care Group and oversees 50 Early Child Care centers in Arizona and 14 in New Mexico. The group includes centers from Tutor Time, La Petite Academy and Child Time. She shares her thoughts on the state of the early learning profession during the time of COVID-19. Learn more.

Small Miracles ECE Video Series: Child Care during COVID-19

May 4, 2020 3:16 pm Published by

During the Week of the Young Child™ 2020, AzAEYC shared stories about how life has changed for early education programs and educators during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. This series of videos from Small Miracles ECE covers several pertinent issues that Arizona early learning centers face during the pandemic. Learn more

Lincoln Learning Center: Child Care and Early Learning during COVID-19

April 20, 2020 12:54 pm Published by

How is COVID-19 impacting early childhood education in Arizona? We spoke with Sara Pederson, Director of Lincoln Learning Center in Phoenix about changes in child care and early learning during COVID-19. Learn more

Early Education Resources during COVID-19 from Dr. Martha Muñoz

April 17, 2020 2:41 pm Published by

A list of resources created by Dr. Martha Muñoz for families and teachers to provide ideas to get through the day. Learn more.

Meet Katie Kurtin: AzAEYC Governing Board Treasurer

February 7, 2020 2:38 pm Published by

Creating space, support and understanding for children helps them grow into their most authentic selves where they feel confident, connected and loved. Read Katie's story. 

Meet Alisa Burroughs: Diversity and Equity Champion 2019

November 26, 2019 2:14 pm Published by

"We need to keep in mind that there is no special education world after school. All of these students will be together after the world of school ends. It is our job to prepare them to work and coexist with each other. It starts with our youngest learners." Meet Alisa Burroughs: AzAEYC Diversity & Equity Champion 2019. Read Alisa's story.  

Meet 2019 AzAEYC Outstanding Educator Kristie Scharer

October 22, 2019 12:36 pm Published by

AzAEYC 2019 Outstanding Educator Kristie Scharer was honored with the award at AzAEYC’s Annual Meeting on October 5. Kristie talks about finding her niche, how to support the ECE profession, and why early educators need a soft heart and hard feet. Read Kristie's story.