Examples of Excellence

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Early Childhood Education: Constructive Learning Environments

Scottsdale, AZ

There is much about Reggio Emilia approach that distinguishes it from other efforts to define best practices in early childhood …

Submitted by Sabrina Ball on 2/11/13


Hopi Office of Special Needs

Kykotsmovi Village, AZ

The Office of Special Needs helps children ages 0-5 through their Early Intervention Program. We also provide employment training for …

Submitted by Crystal Kewanimptewa on 2/4/13


Parents as Teachers

Prescott, AZ

Parents as Teachers is a free home visitation program (throughout Yavapai County) that partners with families by providing support, community …

Submitted by Rainee Crabtree on 12/6/14


Learning for All…Whatever It Takes!

Phoenix, AZ

Nevitt Elementary School continues to soar. For the second year in a row, Nevitt School has received the highest honor …

Submitted by Christine Trujillo on 1/30/15


How Southwest Human Development is using an interactive, family-based effort to improve preschool literacy

Phoenix, AZ

The earliest years of a child’s life are formative in many ways, not the least of which relates to language …

Submitted by Ryan Narramore on 2/20/18


Four-Year-Old Scientists in Yavapai County

Prescott, AZ

Young children are natural scientists. The rich curriculum of the Del E Webb Family Enrichment Center helps build a strong …

Submitted by Claire Louge on 1/29/13


Southwest Human Development’S Aim4Excellence Program

Phoenix, AZ

Early childhood preschool/child care directors hold the keys to quality as the focus turns to school readiness statewide and nationally. …

Submitted by Ginger Ward on 3/14/13


Southwest Human Development’S Head Start and Early Head Start Programs

Phoenix, AZ

Launched in 1965, Head Start has been America’s most successful social and educational investment in children, families and communities. Head …

Submitted by Ginger Ward on 3/15/13