Exploring Roles in the Early Childhood Education Community: Local and State Levels

At least three local or state organizations or communities of practice that appealed to you, and explain why you chose them.

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  1. Arizona Early Childhood Education Association. Retrieved from http://azece.org.

Mission: “To represent private, licensed child care centers statewide and to promote affordable, quality early care and education that meets the needs of Arizona’s families and children”(AECEA.2018). I chose this website because I am passionate about working with young children and their families. I believe in providing high quality care to ALL young children. I value their mission statement and support what it stands for.

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  1. Arizona Association of Young Children, AZAEYC. Retrieved from https://www.azaeyc.org.

I chose this website because they are a part of the NAEYC Arizona branch. NAEYC stands for principals and ethics that are dear to my heart. I valued their statement: “We believe that all young children thrive and learn in a society dedicated to ensuring they reach their full potential. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children. We promote high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research” (AZAEYC, 2018). As I have worked in the early childhood field in Arizona I have seen these words in action in the classroom.

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  1. Arizona Department of Education “Comprehensive Needs Assessment and Integrated Action Plan for all Title 1 Schools,” Retrieved from azed.gov/cna. I chose this website because of their beliefs and principles. I valued what they represent.

“Six Principles of Effective Schools

Principle 1: Effective Leadership

Principle 2: Effective Teachers and Instruction

Principle 3: Effective Organization of Time

Principle 4: Effective Curriculum

Principle 5: Conditions, Climate and Culture

Principle 6: Family and Community Engagement” (Arizona Department of Education, 2018).

As an early childhood educator I feel passionate about each of these principles and their importance in the early childhood classroom.

Different types of job opportunities in the early childhood field that interest me. Skills and experience that I would need to competently fulfill each of these roles.

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  • Early Childhood Inclusion Coach-Special Education 2018-2019, Phoenix AZ

“The Inclusion Coach will provide onsite consultation and coaching to increase the capacity of early education programs to include and serve young children with special health and/or developmental needs as part of a quality improvement team. To promote effective inclusive practices, the comprehensive model of service delivery provides on-going professional development, on-site technical assistance, and a variety of staff supports based on the needs of each childcare or preschool program on the coach’s caseload” (Early Childhood Educator Jobs, 2018).

Qualifications:

“Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field and minimum two years experience in Early Intervention or Early Childhood Special Education required” (Early Childhood Educator Jobs, 2018).

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  • Certified Teacher Kindergarten 2018-2019 School Year Phoenix AZ

“To assure that all students learn the basic and essential skills at each grade level” (Early Childhood Educator Jobs, 2018).

QUALIFICATIONS:

“Current Arizona Elementary Certificate with Early Childhood Endorsement or Early Childhood Certificate.  Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of State and National Standards” (Early Childhood Educator Jobs, 2018).

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  • Teacher Developmental Preschool Adjunct Instructor Early Childhood Education 2018-2019 Phoenix AZ

“Performs a variety of specialized duties related to the care and education of young children and the training of college students in the Child Development Center and affiliated programs” (Early Childhood Educator Jobs, 2018).

Would assists in mentoring of college students assigned to the Child Development Center.

Qualifications:

“Associates of Arts/Science Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field from an accredited college or university. Six (6) units of coursework in administration and supervision of Child Development programs and three (3) units of coursework in Infant /Toddler. Valid Child Development Master Teacher Permit Current Pediatric CPR, first aid and documented training in health practices as required by Title 22” (Early Childhood Educator Jobs, 2018).

Hello fellow colleagues,

I am excited to share the websites I found this week on local or state organizations or communities of practice that appealed to me from the state of Arizona where I live. I hope you have the opportunity to check them out. They were all amazing. Isn’t being an early childhood educator rewarding?  Have a marvelous week!

Tammy

References

Arizona Early Childhood Education Association, AZAEYC. (2018). Retrieved from

http://azece.org.

Arizona Association of Young Children, AZAEYC. (2018). Retrieved from

https://www.azaeyc.org

Arizona Department of Education. (2018). Comprehensive Needs Assessment and 

Integrated Action Plan for all Title 1 Schools, Retrieved from

http://www.azed.gov/cna.

Early Childhood Educator Jobs, (2018) Retrieved from

https://www.google.com/search?q=jobs+for+early+childhood+educators.

 

 

2 thoughts on “Exploring Roles in the Early Childhood Education Community: Local and State Levels

  1. Great post, I like how you posted the details about the organization and the jobs you were interested in. Tells me more about what you are passionate about doing.

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  2. Hello Desiree,
    Thank you for your kind remarks. I am passionate about the early childhood field and I love to teach young children I also am passionate about being an advocate for my families because they need someone who believes in them on their side. Have a fantastic week!
    Tammy

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