Stories From The Field

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. 



Introducing AzAEYC Board President Eric Bucher

January 23, 2019 3:19 pm Published by

My focus as President is to coordinate advocacy support with our partners and promote a vibrant and diverse membership that represents the strengths and values the voices of early childhood professionals across the state. Learn more

People, the Programs and the Profession: Reflections

January 23, 2019 3:17 pm Published by

When I began my term as President of the Governing Board of AzAEYC, I set a goal to focus on what I called the "three P's" -- the people, the programs, and the profession. Read more

Arizona Public Policy Forum

January 14, 2019 6:16 pm Published by

The 2019 Arizona Public Policy Forum is THE place to sharpen advocacy skills and help move a nonpartisan agenda in Arizona in support of young children and the early childhood education profession. Learn more

Child Care Licensing Consultant Raegina Rico

November 8, 2018 11:51 am Published by

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.

Claudia Talambayan receives Outstanding Educator Award

October 26, 2018 4:30 pm Published by

Outstanding Educator Award recipient Claudia Talambayan of Inspire International Preschool answers our questions about the  joy of teaching, compensation challenges within the profession, and the personal rewards of witnessing transformative growth in her young students. Read more