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Doralina Martinez on playground

Linking Leaders programs allows early childhood teachers to build their strengths

  • professional development

The goal of Linking Leaders is to connect center owners, directors and teachers with resources that raise the quality of the children’s environments.

Marjorie Juan

Tohono O’odham Nation elder finds joy in guiding and shaping young children

  • professional development

An FTF-funded professional development program helped a Tohono O’odham preschool teacher earn college credit for her degree.

Esther Leyva-McGee

Great expectations realized for southern Arizona early childhood teachers

  • professional development

In-depth professional development has helped southern Arizona early childhood educators earn college credit and work toward degrees in early childhood.

College scholarship helps Pascua Yaqui teacher give her students a strong educational foundation

  • PD for ECE providers

A​fter working for about a decade as an early childhood teacher at the Pascua Yaqui Head Start, Maria Jones had a decision to make.New regulations require…

smiling teacher

College scholarship a life-changer for child care provider

  • Pima South

When Desiree Lohrenz decided to open a home child care center in Tucson, she wanted it to be the kind of early learning environment that would have a lasting…


College scholarship helps Pascua Yaqui staff work toward dream of opening culturally relevant child…

  • expanding capacity for ECE

​As Andrea Romero works her way through college, she looks at her son Isaiha for inspiration. “I was a young parent and had to work very hard to get where…

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