About ASCC  Serving Arizona's child care community since 1976.

Dedicated to enhancing the quality of care for children in Arizona

The Association for Supportive Child Care was founded in 1976 as a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to enhancing the quality of care for children in Arizona. Every program at ASCC meets a unique set of needs within the child care and early education field. The need for child care continues to be critical. Today, ASCC staff continue to help bring affordable, accessible, quality care to Arizona children and families.


We shape the communities, who shape the children, who shape our future.


  • Provide training and education to individuals in the child care field
  • Support quality child care through accreditation programs
  • Offer support and training to those who care for the children of family and friends
  • Encourage child care professionals to continue their education
  • Assist family child care providers with state certification
  • Assist refugee families settling in Arizona with starting a child care business in their home

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Association for Supportive Child Care does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender affiliation, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

ASCC Board of Directors


  • President
  • Leslie Anne Anderson
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Millennium High School
  • Vice President
  • Glen Honig, J.D.
  • Associate General Counsel
  • JDA Software Group, Inc.
  • Treasurer
  • Mark C. Meschino
  • Owner
  • M&M Productions
  • Secretary
  • Beth Blue Swadener, Ph.D.
  • Professor & Associate Director
  • School of Social Transformation
  • Arizona State University
  • Past President
  • Brenda Fleming, Ed.D.
  • Retired Program Manager
  • Association for Supportive Child Care


  • Jodi R. Liggett, J.D.
  • Director of Public Policy
  • Planned Parenthood Arizona
  • Joanne Floth
  • Retired
  • Early Childhood
  • Elsie G. J. Moore, Ph.D.
  • Professor
  • School of Social Transformation
  • Arizona State University
  • Martie Martin, Ed.D.
  • Faculty Emeritus
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Mesa Community College
  • Lindsay A. M. Olivarez, J.D.
  • Family Law
  • Udall Shumway, PLC
  • ASCC Chief Executive Officer
  • Nicole Newhouse

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