The statutes and rules regulating child care centers (Department of Health Services), group homes (Department of Health Services) and certified small family child care homes (Department of Economic Security) in Arizona are available using the links below.
Fingerprint and Background Checks are Requirements for Child Care Providers in the State of Arizona. For more information about the Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Clearance Cards, click here.
Licensure & Regulation
State of Arizona Licensure and Regulations for Child Care Center Providers, Child Care Group Homes and DES Certified Small Family Child Care Homes. Click here for more information from DHS and click here for information from DES.
Child care providers must meet certain personal health requirements. The Child Care licensing and certification agencies in Arizona must ensure that the health of each provider is adequate to meet the demands of the care being provided. Click here for more information on the health requirements of child care providers.
"Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth." ~ Helen Caldicott
For more information on scholarships for Professional Development, Rewards and Conferences please visit:
AZ Early Childhood.org:
NAEYC Professional Development:
Southwest Human Development:
ECE Best Practice, Environmental Rating Scales
Mandatory Trainings - Maricopa.Gov:
AZ Registry (*Must have or create an account)
CPR and First Aids:
Food Handlers Card: