Tag: Quality Child Care

November First Things First Newsletter

| November 11, 2018
November First Things First Newsletter

First Things First has released their November Parenting Newsletter.

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Choosing Quality Child Care and Preschool

| December 28, 2015
Choosing Quality Child Care and Preschool

Choosing a child care setting for your infant, toddler or preschooler is a big decision. Quality is one of the most important factors to consider, as research shows that quality early learning settings help children develop skills that are crucial to their success now and once they enter school. But quality is not always easy to spot. This checklist (find the printable, PDF version here) will help you recognize the key elements of quality and make a more informed decision when considering a child care or preschool setting for your child.

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Quality First Update

| December 28, 2015
Quality First Update

Quality First is about continuous quality improvement, and the data show that great progress is being made across programs in Arizona. As of November 2015, 54% of enrolled participants with Quality First Star Ratings were in the quality levels, up from 12% in 2012, 32% in 2013 and 43% in 2014. The number of programs in each of […]

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AIMS Test Results Released – Reading Still a Focus

| August 20, 2014
AIMS Test Results Released – Reading Still a Focus

The Arizona Department of Education released AIMS test results in early August.  AIMS is the state standardized test that measures student achievement. 2014 was the first year in which 3rd grade students who score extremely low on reading proficiency will not be promoted to fourth grade, according to Arizona’s “Move On When Reading” law. The […]

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