United Way of Tucson & Southern Arizona

Great Expectations for Teachers, Children, and Families

Communities of Practice

Communities of Practices:

Great Expectations for Teachers, Children, and Families
First Things First Professional Development Systems Building
Communities of Practice Descriptions for 2013-14

  1. Building a Developmentally Appropriate Professional Development System (United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, First Focus on Kids)
  2. Building high Quality Infant and Toddler Care and Education (Child & Family Resources, Project BEST)
  3. Supporting High Quality Inclusion (Easter Seals Blake Foundation, Inspire Inclusion)
  4. Implementing Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) in all Early Childhood classrooms (Southern Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children, Las Familias)
  5. Strengthening principals’ knowledge of early childhood development and learning  (Tucson Unified School District, Quality for All)
  6. Linking center owners, directors and teachers who serve the most vulnerable children to resources and information that will raise the quality of the children’s environments (Early Childhood Development Group, Linking Leaders)
  7. Increasing Family Childcare Providers’ Knowledge of Language and Literacy development  in Young Children (UWTSA, ¡Lenguaje, Alfabetización
    y Mentes en Crecimiento!)
  8. Improving Kindergarten Transitions for Tribal Preschool Children (Tohono O’odham Community College)
  9. Creating Pathways from Associate to Bachelor’s Degrees (Pima Community College, ENLACE)
  10. Increasing  Early Childhood Education Degree Program Completion (University of Arizona – College of Education)
  11. Increasing Children’s Social-Emotional, Brain, and Physical Development by Expanding Teachers’ Knowledge and Leadership Through Coaching and Classes (Whole Teacher Whole Child)
  12. Promoting Emergent Literacy and Language in Family Childcare Homes (Make Way for Books, Story Project)
  13. Strengthening Teachers’ and elementary School Principals’ knowledge about Developmentally Appropriate Practice (Vail Unified School District, Early Learning Connections)
  14. Incorporating Tribal Culture, History, and Language into Pascua Yaqui Early Childhood Classrooms (Pascua Yaqui Tribe)
  15. Expanding Directors’ and Teachers’ Skills, Knowledge, and Practice in Cochise County (Easter Seals Blake Foundation Quality Connections)