Stories From The Field

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.

Meet 2019 Lasting Legacy Scholar Daniella Barreras

October 18, 2019 12:37 pm Published by

Daniella Barreras of Scottsdale was selected as an 2019 NAEYC Lasting Legacy Scholar. As one of 10 recipients selected from across the U.S., she'll travel to Nashville in November to attend NAEYC's Annual Conference. Meet Daniella.

Lead with Equity And Diversity (L.E.A.D)

September 18, 2019 1:50 pm Published by

YOU are invited to Lead with Equity And Diversity (L.E.A.D.) on October 5 at Rio Salado Conference Center for AzAEYC's Annual Meeting & Professional Development 2019! Eric and Mona have been busy planning events and networking opportunities to enhance leadership for all Arizona early childhood professionals. Learn more.

Checking in with 2018 Scholarship Recipient Esmeralda Carrillo

July 29, 2019 12:09 pm Published by

Scholarship recipient Esmeralda Carrillo talks about family adventures in Mexico and applying early ed knowledge to real life situation. Plus, she offers tips for 2019 Rhian Evans Allvin and Joshua J. Allen Scholarship applicants. Learn more

6 Questions for Denna Reidhead: 2019 Cheryl Foster Award Recipient

July 26, 2019 11:32 am Published by

Central Arizona College Early Ed Graduate Denna Reidhead, 2019 Cheryl Foster Award recipient, about the challenges she faced over the past year, why this graduation was especially meaningful to her family, and what's next in her early childhood education career. Learn more.

Dear AZ Legislature: Thank you for Helping Us Grow!

June 10, 2019 2:43 pm Published by

We’ve seen some significant wins for early childhood in Arizona since our Public Policy Forum took place last February. Join us in our Thank you for Helping us Grow campaign! Here's what to do

Exploring Art and the Natural World

April 10, 2019 12:46 pm Published by

Eric Bucher, Christie Colunga and Marjorie Ruiz discuss exploring art and the natural world in celebration of the Week of the Young Child™ and “Artsy Thursday.” Learn more.  

Meet Nicol Russell, NAEYC Board Member-at-Large

March 13, 2019 10:44 am Published by

Newly elected NAEYC Governing Board Member-at-Large Nicol Russell talks about learning the system, building bridges, and what she hopes to accomplish in her new role. Read the story.