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Peoria boy benefits from high quality care in his early years

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When Victoria Roybal needed to find child care for her toddler, she wanted most to find a caregiver she could trust.This was even more critical for her son…

Child care scholarship allows Prescott preschooler to soar

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​​When Dove Gunderman or Prescott decided to restart her academic journey to become a speech therapist, her youngest daughter Juliette was 4 years old. The…


Quality First center helps Whiteriver toddler prepare for kindergarten

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Audra Cosen of Whiteriver became a single mother to five boys just as her next to youngest son, Ari, turned two.Cosen, who worked as a full-time teacher in…


High quality preschool environment brings out the best in Goodyear girl

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Zoe Mullins was only 4 years old when she began beating her father at chess.“It’s not that her dad is a bad player, but that Zoe is just that good,”…

Quality preschool ensures school readiness for Bullhead City siblings

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​​Cost and convenience are what first attracted Amanda Amann to Tiny T-Birds Early Childhood Center in Bullhead City, but the mother of two said it was the…

Quality First scholarship helps Miami boy prepare for kindergarten

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​​As a mother of three, Summer Hernandez understands the importance of a mom’s role in her children’s lives. Hernandez will be the first one, however,…


Native language preservation program benefits San Carlos Apache girl

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One of the reasons April Noline enrolled her infant daughter Emma-Jean in the San Carlos Apache Kid Child Care Center was that it provided instruction in the…

Q&A with Melissa Busby

Q&A with AZAEYC President Melissa Busby

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Find out about NAEYC’s Week of the Young Child™, an annual celebration to raise awareness of the importance of quality early learning.​


Military veteran finds quality child care to help son learn and grow

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Kyle Wright, a veteran, was running out of options.The Navy veteran and single dad was working full-time and taking college classes through the GI Bill, and he…

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