Stories From The Field

Actively Anti-Racist: Resources for Early Educators

October 7, 2020 2:42 pm Published by

"It is simply not enough to declare, “I’m not a racist.” We must be active. We must speak up. We must be actively anti-racist."

We’ve gathered a list of resources that support educators in teaching for equity.  As we discover more resources, we’ll add them to this list. Learn more. 

Make a voting plan. Start here.

September 16, 2020 11:33 am Published by

Do you have a voting plan? As early childhood professionals, we know how our families and communities benefit when young children access quality early learning experiences with supported, skilled, and well-compensated caregivers. Learn more.

Kamaie Clark: AzAEYC Board VP, Advocacy and Public Policy

August 28, 2020 11:47 am Published by

"My name is Kamaie Clark and I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to serve on the AZAEYC Governing Board as VP Advocacy and Public Policy." Read more about Kamaie.

ECE Advocacy: Tips for Contacting your Legislator

July 29, 2020 4:37 pm Published by

Tips for Contacting your Legislator: How to call, email or make your voice heard on social media to advocate for ECE and child care. Learn more. 

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