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Help Lay the Groundwork for All the Children in Your Care

Learn the Best Practices for Helping Children Develop Intellectually, Physically, and Emotionally!

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Child Care Food Program (CACFP)

Do you take care of children in your home? You can receive extra money for nutritious meals and snacks served to children you care for, including your own children. Providers may be reimbursed for two meals and one snack or one meal and two snacks per day per eligible participant. Learn about creating healthy, fun snacks for children in your care.


Certified Department of Economic Security (DES) home, Department of Health Services (DHS) certified group home, alternate approved private home, or tribally certified in Pima or Santa Cruz County.
Learn more - Call 520-320-4021

Quality First

Quality First is a voluntary coaching and rating system for childcare centers and homes. You can partner with a coach to raise the quality of services of your home or center. Coaching will focus on key components of quality early care, including adult-child interactions, learning environments, and staff qualifications. Coaches can conduct on-site customized training and provide coaching on how to implement best practices for children in your care. Based on assessment scores each program is given a Quality First Star Rating, ranging from 1 to 5 stars.


Certified family childcare homes, licensed group homes and centers, and home or centers regulated by tribal or military authority.
Learn more Call 1-877-803-7234 or
Visit First Things First

Child Care Resource & Referral - Arizona

We are the premier site for families seeking child care in Arizona, and the best place for you to list your business. We can provide a listing on the referral database, referrals to your business/program, help with business, care, and regulatory questions, and information about training and workshops.


Available to all childcare providers throughout Arizona.


Learn more - Visit Child Care Resource & Referral - ARIZONA

Professional Development

Project Best

College-level coursework and individualized coaching to center-based and family childcare providers. This program focuses on meeting the fundamental needs of infants and toddlers in group care settings through six essential program policies: primary care; small groups; continuity of care; individualized schedules and routines; inclusion; and cultural sensitivity and responsiveness.


Program for Infant/Toddler Care Partners for Quality


No cost to you for professional development hours.


Meetings are currently held virtually via Zoom Meeting until further notice. Child & Family Resources’ Headquarters at 2800 E. Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716

  • Meeting with national experts
  • Networking with other Early Childhood Educators

Enrollment begins early July. Classes will meet once monthly (on the 1st Tuesday of the month) from August to May. Sessions will begin at 6:30 pm and end at 9:00 pm.

Participants MUST commit to a full year of attendance which includes 45 hours of professional development, up to 8 hours of individual coaching, reflective journaling, and homework assignments.


Participants will receive 45 professional development hours in the Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry.


Call 520-561-4535 or email Project Best.

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