Progress Is Being Made

AZECA (Arizona Early Childhood Alliance) is an alliance of 40 cross sector partner statewide that serve as Arizona’s shared and unified voice on early childhood. The group’s goal is to ensure all Arizona children are prepared for kindergarten and are on track to succeed by the end of third grade.

AZECA early childhood experts create a shared voice for early childhood in Arizona; AZECA business and community leaders are engaged to take on Arizona early childhood issues that impact workforce development and the economy; Government officials receive useful resources to improve early childhood policy; and Constituents are informed and engaged by AZECA members.


First Things First is committed to helping Arizona kids five and younger receive the quality education, healthcare and family support they need to arrive at school healthy and ready to succeed.

Quality First – a signature program of First Things First – partners with child care and preschool providers to improve the quality of early learning across Arizona. Quality First offers parents information about the importance of quality early care and education and what to look for in child care and preschool settings that promote learning.



Great things are happening in education in Arizona and we want people to know about them. Countless students, educators, parents and communities are already working to raise the bar. Check out the following examples.

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