The trainings in this category are accepted by the Department of Health Services Division of Child Care Licensing for training hours required every 12 months for those who work in child care homes and centers.
What is the Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry?
The Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry is a program part of the Arizona Early Childhood Professional Development Network. The Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry provides resources to professional development training opportunities and quality improvement tools in one centralized website in order to support early childhood educators in Arizona. After applying to be part of the Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry, participants will be placed at a level on the career lattice. This career lattice promotes professional development with participants and also recognizes experience, training, and educational accomplishments. The Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry provides a number of sources for participants to develop and gain more skills as well as move themselves up in levels on the career lattice.
The Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry offers a wide variety of childcare training courses. The Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry also approves online training organizations to administer courses online to meet ongoing professional development requirements. AIR Child Care Training Solutions is one of these approved organizations.
Arizona Childcare Training Tools
While there are many great tools available to childcare professionals, here’s two that we’ve found to be very useful.
The ‘Find Training Event’ tab in Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry allows users to search for trainings using specific filters. Users can look through the training calendar filtering by core knowledge areas, course title, course level, course description, and so much more.
My Goals in Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry allows users to set professional development goals. These goals can help move participants up the career ladder.
How many training hours are needed?
According to the Arizona Childcare Health and Safety Policy Manual revised in 2019, after the first year of employment, staff members must complete twenty-four (24) hours of continuing education/professional development training. It is recommended that staff members complete sixteen (16) of these hours in early brain and child development topics and eight (8) hours in child health, safety, and staff health topics.