United Way of Tucson & Southern Arizona

Great Expectations for Teachers, Children, and Families

Increasing Family Childcare Providers’ Knowledge of Language and Literacy Development in Young Children





CoP Name 

Language, Literacy and Growing Minds!

This is a Community of practice for family child care home providers in the Sahuarita/Green Valley area that will meet in order to increase skills and knowledge about how the whole child develops and how language and literacy acquisition are affected by nutrition, exercise/movement.


Learn how children acquire language and literacy through the exploration of how the whole child develops.

Learn how nutrition, exercise/movement affects brain function and development.

Explore pathways to facilitate degree completion.


Must be a home based childcare provider/educator.  We will be meeting on the fourth Tuesday of the month.  Attendance will be taken.  Must attend 9 out of the 11 sessions in order to be considered a member of this community of practice and to receive a certificate of completion.

Monthly Meetings

First Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

For more information contact:

Kristian Quihuiz



Patricia Montijo



Denisse Hernandez de Ortiz