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Arizona Director’s Academy (AZDAC)


Rio Salado College, in collaboration with KAET/ASSET (Arizona State University), is initiating professional development coaching model for early childhood directors and administrators. Named the Arizona Director's Academy (AZDAC), the goal of this program is to advance the quality of care and education for Arizona's children by developing and sponsoring educational opportunities for childcare personnel that improve the administration and management skills of current early childhood program administrators, directors and supervisors. The proposed design for AZDAC will serve childcare personnel in the South Phoenix Maricopa Region.


Great Seminars


Please join us as we welcome you to the Wednesday evening Great Seminar Series. These seminars are being offered as professional development opportunities for early care and education professionals. Each Seminar has been designed to provide participants with information, knowledge and skills that will enhance their practice in the field of early care and education.
Eight Educational Outreach-ASSET in collaboration with Rio Salado College is offering Great Seminars as part of the AZDAC Project.


Please consider registering for the full Spring Great Seminar Series.  The series builds on itself with a completed project being a Public Relations Toolkit to help promote your early childhood center in the community.


All Great Seminars will be in available at:


•  Eight – AZ PBS/Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
555 N. Central, Floor 5 – Downtown Phoenix. 
Free wireless is available if you bring your own laptop;

Registration available online at www.tinyurl.com/azdac2011

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April 20, 2011

Showcasing Your Program through Online Web Tools                              6:30 pm – 8:30 pm face to face
                                                                                                                   Follow up 1 hour webinar, April 27

Market your early childhood program using online web tools free and easy.  Bring digital photos with you to help promote the wonderful work going on in your center.  Showcase the learning and opportunities that you provide for children within each age group you serve.  Even if you aren’t feeling very creative, digital templates will help tell your story.

This three-hour seminar will focus on the following objectives:

  • Create a digital online scrapbook or photo album showcasing the benefits of your program
  • Learn the basics to begin a Google webpage or blog
  • Begin to gather the success stories to share about your program within the webpage or blog

 

May 11, 2011

Making Mobile & Social Learning Work for Your Center                              6:30 pm – 8:30 pm face to face
                                                                                                                     Follow up 1 hour webinar, May 16

Market your early childhood program using online web tools free and easy.  Bring digital photos with you to help promote the wonderful work going on in your center.  Showcase the learning and opportunities that you provide for children within each age group you serve.  Even if you aren’t feeling very creative, digital templates will help tell your story.

This three-hour seminar will focus on the following objectives:

  • Learn the basics to begin connecting social media to your website or blog
  • Understand real world suggestions and cautions regarding social media tools
  • Gain innovative ideas and practical advice to bring mobility and collaboration safely
  • Implement practical strategies (i.e. requests for tax credit donations, notices about child care subsidies, employer child care benefits, First Things First announcements, etc.)

 

June 1, 2011

Developing Community Collaborations                                                         6:30 pm – 8:30 pm face to face
                                                                                                                    Follow up 1 hour webinar, June 6

Enhance your early childhood center’s website or blog with a wealth of community resources by exploring what is available free of charge to families with children birth to age five.  Many have websites and 1-800 telephone numbers you can link to from your site.  Expand your website so it becomes the place parents want to visit often.

This three-hour seminar will focus on the following objectives:

  • Explore the types of calendars that can be added to websites or blogs
  • Brainstorm specific services and resources for each age group served by your center (i.e. developmental screenings, developmental milestones, age appropriate books, etc.
  • Hear first hand from different center and community representatives how collaborations and partnerships can develop

 

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First Things First (FTF), approved by Arizona voters, works to ensure that our youngest children have access to quality early childhood experiences so they will start school healthy and ready to succeed.

Across the state, FTF regional partnership councils – in collaboration with local leaders – identify the educational and health needs of children from birth through age 5 in their communities and fund strategies to address those needs.   For more information about First Things First:  www.azftf.gov  

Partnering Organizations

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