Help for Child Care Professionals.
ASCC provides many resources to individuals who work in the child care and early education field. Whether it is technical support you need for starting your own child care business, educational trainings and workshops, or assistance tracking your professional growth as you gain more experience in the field, there is a program that will fit your needs. All you have to do is ASCC!
Click on program links below for more information:
The early care and education field is an important segment to Arizona's economy, employing thousands of individuals throughout the state. The Arizona Child Care Job Bank is a statewide program that links people seeking jobs in the early childhood field to employers who have open positions.
Nationally, more than 50% of low-income working families use kith and kin (friends and family) child care providers. The Arizona Kith and Kin Project offers training and support to improve the quality of care provided by this population.
Proper nutrition plays a critical role in helping children develop and learn. The Child and Adult Care Food Program reimburses participating child care home providers for serving nutritious meals and snacks to children in their care.
Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death among children age 14 years and younger in the United States. The Child Care Injury Prevention Program (CCIPP) offers education, materials, and resources to child care providers to decrease the unintentional injury and death rate in children in this age category.
A solid understanding of the child care field prepares individuals for jobs in child care centers or for operating a child care business from home. Child Care Professional Training (CCPT) is a two-week course that provides basic training and information on the rules and regulations and appropriate care for children in Arizona.
ASCC's Professional Development Program (PDP) provides quality community based professional development opportunities in La Paz and Mohave Counties for providers serving children ages birth - five.
The Leadership In Action Program (LIAP) serves early childhood professionals and programs in the First Things First Southheast Maricopa Regional Partnership Council area. LIAP provides a cohort based learning environment that includes one-on-one coaching sessions, monthly training opportunities, and leadership symposiums. Through participation in LIAP, early childhood administrators gain valuable knowledge about high quality program administration and best practices in the field of early childhood.
Family child care providers have the unique opportunity to share their love, experience, and culture with children. The Niños en Mi Casa (Children in My Home) Program provides assistance to individuals interested in starting a child care business in their home and becoming certified by the Arizona Department of Economic Security.
Other Services Include:
ASCC's Northern Arizona Early Childhood Training and Coaching Program (ECTCP) offers free early childhood training and on-site coaching to child care providers, family child care home providers, family/friend/neighbor providers, family members who care for children, and community agencies who serve children and families.
Quality First – a signature program of First Things First – partners with child care and preschool providers across Arizona to improve the quality of early learning for children birth to 5. Quality First has established a statewide standard of quality in early care and education programs and funds quality improvements that research proves help children thrive.