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Quality First helps prepare kids for school success

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More than 1,000 child care and preschool programs in Arizona participate in Quality First, a voluntary program to improve the quality of early learning in ways…

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Technology helps preschool teachers keep parents in the know

  • early learning

Mobile app helps parents stay informed of their child’s preschool activities and helps child care centers communicate with parents.

Start building a love of math and science early in life

  • early learning

Activities such as finger painting, building blocks and baking are fun and interactive ways to build science and math skills in young kids.

teacher-child interactions are key to quality child care

Quality child care: 6 things to look for in teacher-child interactions

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Teacher-child interactions that are stimulating and nurturing are an essential part of quality child care programs. Check out our 1-minute video for what to…

Girl in preschool with teacher

Quality early education provides Glendale girl a path to success

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Maria Perez is a friendly and confident 7-year-old excited to start second grade at Saint Louis the King Catholic School in Glendale. She regularly…

Preschool teacher is nominated for Arizona Teacher of the Year.

Preschool teacher finalist for Arizona Teacher of the Year

  • early learning

For the first time in two decades, a preschool teacher has been selected as a finalist for the Arizona Teacher of the Year program.

Block play helps build STEM skills

Not just a theory: Block play builds STEM skills in early childhood

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Did you know that young Albert Einstein spent a lot of time playing with blocks?

high quality early learning programs boost kids social emotional development and later academic achievement

High-quality early childhood programs provide long-lasting benefits for kids

  • early learning

A recent study shows that quality child care and preschool programs boost kids’ social-emotional skills and academic achievement.

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek gives a prescription for play

  • parenting

Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek gets the attention of early educators when she asks:  “What happened to play?” in her 2018 Summit presentation

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