Support for professionals and others in their role of caring for our future.
At the Association for Supportive Child Care, each program serves a unique need in the child care field. ASCC is committed to the well-being of children throughout Arizona and supporting child care professionals and parents in their role of caring for our future. ASCC programs include:
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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.
Research has shown that children in high quality child care settings are more prepared to succeed when they enter school. The Arizona Self-Study Project (ASSP) is a statewide project designed to improve the quality of child care in centers, family care homes, and after-school programs across Arizona.
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.
Employee absenteeism due to lack of dependable child care arrangements is a challenge many employers face. Through the fee-based Child Care Resource Network (CCRN), employers are able to offer child care assistance to their employees.
The Growing Up Great Parent Education program serves rural Northern Arizona and provides education and support to parents to help their children ages birth to five grow up to be socially, emotionally and cognitively ready to achieve in school and life.
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.
In Arizona and across the nation, a growing number of children and youth are not engaged in out-of-school time programs. For families without access to affordable after-school programs, Phone Friend provides an opportunity for children and youth to participate in safe activities while home alone, in sibling care, or simply in need of a little extra support and guidance.
Quality First is Arizona's statewide quality improvement and rating system for providers of center or home-based early care and education. Quality First is an exciting opportunity for centers and homes to improve the quality of care provided to children with the support of financial incentives, coaching, child care health consultation and scholarships for program personnel.
For more information, please contact:
480-829-0500 (Maricopa County)
800-535-4599 (Toll Free)