Linking Leaders


all children have access

to a high quality early childhood education!

Early Childhood Development Group



Helping Arizona children and families experience high quality early childhood education

Our coaches work with center directors to link directors to the greater ECE community.

Lisa Murphy Conference

Join Lisa Murphy for a morning of learning on August 23, 2014.

Resources for ECE Professionals

Browse through these links to learn more about developmentally appropriate practice.

I have come to a frightening conclusion. I am the decisive element in the classroom. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher I possess tremendous power to make a child's life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated, and a child humanized or de-humanized

          -Haim Ginott

What type of instruction is best for young children?

Learn how teacher directed classrooms are not beneficial for children or adults.

Learn about how child centered environments set children up to succeed in kindergarten and in life.

Child Centered or teacher directed?


Looking for Help?


Pima County is filled with resources to help early childhood professionals with quality improvement.  Check out our resource page and be sure to research all that is happening with  Great Expectations for Teachers, Children and Families.