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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…

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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…


Quality preschool helps third grader reach top of the class

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When their daughter Natalia was just 18-months-old, long before preschool, Phoenix resident Maria de Jesus Cervantes and her husband began searching for a high…

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New research shows strong return on investing in high quality early childhood programs

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Economist James Heckman’s latest research suggests that investing in quality early childhood programs produces a 13 percent return on investment.…

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Scholarship program keep kids learning, parents working

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​​​​​​​As a single mom of three boys, Angie struggled to afford child care while still keeping food on the table. She has let the lights go out…

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