News for Quality First participants.
Our approach to achieving quality is constantly evolving. This means we occasionally make updates to Quality First along the way. As a current participant, you can keep up with program-wide updates, explore helpful tools, or even rewatch meetings you may have missed—it’s all here to help our participants succeed.
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One major focus of Quality Fist is offering three levels of support to participants. These levels of support provide a different level of assistance based on the needs of your program. You’ll be placed in a level based on your star rating and quality improvement needs. Learn more about each level and download the handouts.
The Arizona Department of Education Early Childhood Education (ECE) team offers a comprehensive list of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (on-demand) professional learning opportunities. All ADE-ECE professional learning opportunities meet the requirements for continuing education units (CEUs). English and Spanish options are available.
This guide provides a comprehensive overview of Quality First, including the supports available to you, policies and updates and tips for making the most of your quality improvement efforts. Spanish version coming soon!
A playlist to help you throughout your quality improvement journey.
As an early care and education professional, you care for Arizona’s youngest learners daily. That’s why we’re constantly looking for new ways to support you in providing the best possible care. For State Fiscal Year 24 (SFY24, we announce a revision to Quality First. This means we are making changes, and through this revision, our
A playlist of helpful videos and recorded webinars that explain the Quality First model.